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If you’re a new vaper and are traveling soon, you might be wondering if you can bring vape juice on a plane? Here’s everything you need to know…
If you have a trip coming up and you haven’t traveled with your vape gear before, you might be feeling a little antsy about it – can you even take a vape device on a plane, let along vape juice?
First of all, relax: you can take ALL of your vape gear with you when you travel on a plane, you just have to know how to do it correctly and, most importantly, what you can and cannot do.
Let’s start with vape juice.
Can You Take Vape Juice on a Plane?
When it comes to taking vape juice on a plane, this is the simplest aspect of traveling with your vape gear. You can take vape juice onboard a plane in both your carry-on bags as well as your checked bags and luggage.
HOWEVER, you can ONLY bring up to 100ml of vape juice on a flight – and that includes in all your bags, carry-on, and checked.
For this reason, you’re best off bring a selection (of up to 10) 10ml vape juice bottles and keeping them on your person when flying. This way you’ll know exactly where they are at all times.
Another tip? Do not open your vape juice bottles, keep them sealed. The reason for this is simple. The pressure inside an airplane will cause open bottles of vape juice to leak – and you do not want that.
So always travel with fresh, unopened bottles of vape juice. This goes for your vape device too: make sure it is 100% empty before you get on the plane. If you don’t, the vape will leak in your pocket and cause a right mess.
How Much Vape Juice Can I Take on A Plane?
- Hand-Luggage & Carry-On Bags – up to 100ml of vape juice
- Checked Bags & Luggage – Up to 100ml of vape juice. And make sure it is in plastic bottles too; glass bottles are considered a safety hazard.
Most airlines recommend that passengers place bottles in a quart-sized clear zip-lock bag. You will have to do this before boarding the plane, usually when you go through security.
Airlines That Have BANNED Vape Juice & Vapes
When traveling with vape juice, you need to make sure that vaping is legal in the country you’re traveling to. For instance, vaping is illegal in Hong Kong and it is illegal to carry vapes on ANY plane going to or from Hong Kong.
I learned this lesson the hard way a couple of years back and was nearly arrested on my flight out of Hong Kong for having a couple of vape pens and vape juice on me. I got away with it, but plenty of people don’t – so always plan ahead.
FlyBe also prohibits ANY of its passengers from bringing vapes or vape juice on its planes.
TSA Guidelines on Vape Juice & Vape Products
Here’s the official line from the TSA on what vape products you can and cannot bring onto a plane in the United States:
The FAA prohibits these devices in checked bags. Battery-powered E-cigarettes, vaporizers, vape pens, atomizers, and electronic nicotine delivery systems may only be carried in the aircraft cabin (in carry-on baggage or on your person). Check with your airline for additional restrictions. Remove all electronic cigarette and vaping devices from carry-on bags if checked at the gate or planeside – TSA.
As always, if you’re concerned about what you can and cannot bring with you, just give your airline a call. They will be able to quickly tell you what you can and cannot bring.
I’ve traveled pretty extensively in the past five years and, with the exception of my incident in Hong Kong, I haven’t had any issues with traveling with my vape gear.
My advice for anyone about to travel with a vape would be to take a pod vape, a selection of 10ml vape juice bottles, and keep them all in your carry-on luggage.
And before you ask, no, you’re not allowed to vape on planes. If you do, you could get yourself arrested and/or fined.
If you are caught vaping on a flight then you could face heavy fines or be banned from the airline. Last year, a man was banned from flying with Spirit Airlines for life after using his e-cigarette in the bathroom, leading to an emergency landing of the plane – The Sun