So you’ve switched over from normal cigarettes to a vaping device, and now you’re wondering, can you bring a vape on a plane? Like with normal cigarettes, you are not permitted to use your vape or electronic cigarette while in flight. But that doesn’t mean you can’t bring it with you when you travel. There are different guidelines for the device itself and the liquid, so read on to learn about taking a vape on a plane.
Note: This post is written referencing TSA rules for travel from airports in the USA. Some countries may have different rules, so if you’re flying from an airport in another country, please look up the rules for the authority in that country.
So can you take a vape pen on a plane?
There are differences between taking a vape in carry on and bringing a vape in checked luggage, so make sure you know the rules to avoid having your vape pen confiscated.
Can you bring a vape on a plane in carry on luggage?
You can take e cigarettes on a plane in your carry on bag! TSA actually requires you to pack it in your carry on luggage, not your checked bag, so this is probably a good thing for most of you to be able to keep it with you. But as a reminder, leave it in your bag – no smoking on board the aircraft.
Are electronic cigarettes allowed on airplanes in checked luggage?
This is a strict no, you can’t pack your vape in checked luggage because of the batteries and the risk of catching fire. This goes for all e-cigarettes, vape pens, or similar devices. Keep this in mind in case the airline decides to gate check your carry on, and be sure to remove the vape before handing over your bag.
Can you take vaping liquid on a plane?
Since vaping liquid is in fact a liquid, you must follow normal security rules regarding liquids. This means you can bring vaping liquid in your carry on as long as the container is 3.4 ounces (100ml) or smaller and fits in your 1 quart clear zip top liquids bag. Larger amounts must be packed in your checked luggage.
Tips for bringing a vape on a plane
Aside from always packing your vape pen in your carry on, not in checked luggage, here are some tips to help you travel with a vape.
Never turn the vape on while in flight. You’re not allowed to use it or charge it while on board the plane. You might even want to disconnect the battery to eliminate the chance of accidentally turning it on.
Always check the airline’s website to understand their rules about flying with a vaping device. The airline could have stricter rules than TSA.
Never fly with marijuana. If you have a weed vape, leave the weed itself at home, and thoroughly clean your vape before you fly. Even if it’s legal in the state where you live, it’s still illegal under US federal law, and it is not allowed in checked or carry on luggage.
CBD is a little different, but rules vary greatly depending on what country you’re in or even which state in the US. For more info, check out this guide from FoxNomad on how to travel with CBD.
If you’re traveling internationally, research the rules and laws of that country. Vapes and electronic cigarettes are not treated the same everywhere, and you wouldn’t want your expensive vape pen to get confiscated, or worse, for you to end up in trouble with the law.
Hopefully this answers all your questions about taking a vape on a plane!
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