Smoking is strictly prohibited in airports and in airplanes. You may need to carry around your vape gear if you need a quick nicotine fix to eliminate your jet lag. However, laws are becoming more stringent on vaping and e-cigarettes across the world. There are some things that you need to know before packing up your vaping gear for your next journey.
This article will talk about what Canadian vaping companies recommend about going on a flight with vape gear for both domestic and international travel.
What rules are to be followed when travelling with an e-cigarette
There are requirements that need to be fulfilled before travelling with vaping gear and safety precautions you should take as the carrier. Most airline regulations cover the following:
- The size of batteries that you should pack
- How you should pack your gear
- Where you pack your vape juice and vape
It is a compulsory requirement by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to pack your vape gear in your hand luggage. Vapes are not allowed in baggage that is to be transported in the cargo hold. This is because lithium-ion batteries and vape juice containers can combust or explode as a result of reduced pressure in the cargo hold.
Failure to follow these rules and regulations can result in your vape gear being confiscated which can cause you a lot of inconveniences or even land you a hefty fine.
Is vape juice permitted on a plane?
Vape juice is allowed on planes but it is subject to regulations that apply to any other liquid that you can fly with. It is required that you pack your vape juice in containers that are not more than 100 ml in volume. These bottles can be kept in a bag but the cumulative volume must not exceed 950 ml. You can store your vape juice either in your hand luggage or checked baggage.
Packing your vape fluid
A few safety reminders when packing your vaping liquids: :
- Ensure your vape fluid bottle is tightly closed to avoid leakages
- Do not fill your bottles to the brim to allow room for pressure spikes
- Do not pack vape fluids containing THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). THC is illegal in most destinations and CBD can be risky in some.
- Secure your device to avoid inadvertent activation
E-cigarette battery travel safety tips
FAA stipulates how to travel safely with your spare vape batteries. You should:
- Pack all your batteries in a carry-on bag; that’s the principal rule of travelling with your vape gear.
- Carry batteries that contain less than 2 grams of lithium for no-rechargeable batteries and less than 100wH capacity for rechargeable batteries
- Never carry faulty batteries
- Always seal off the battery terminals or keep them in their packages
Is vaping allowed on planes?
No. All airlines do not permit vaping on board their planes. Vaping in a plane can land you a heavy fine. It is highly inadvisable to attempt to vape inside an airplane.
Is vaping allowed in airports?
Most airports have designated areas for smoking and vaping, but they are usually placed outside the terminal building or in selected VIP areas since some airports have a strict policy against it.
In general, you should always check out the regulations for vape gear in airports and airlines in your travel itinerary.