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Can I take my e-cig on a plane?

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  1. LindaBLB

    LindaBLB Full Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 9, 2008
    I'm getting ready to leave on vacation soon, and want to be able to take my e-cig with me. Can they be in a carry on? Should they be put in checked baggage? I don't need to use it during the flight, but I'd like to have it in my carry on, so I can use it during layovers and as soon as I reach my destination.
  2. Lurker

    Lurker Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 20, 2008
    Pacifica, CA USA
  3. LindaBLB

    LindaBLB Full Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 9, 2008
    Thanks, I read both of those threads before posting here (well, ok....not the one that's 11 pages long - but I read SOME of it) Both those threads seem to deal with USING the e-cig on a plane. I'm just asking about having it my carry-on, to use when I reach my destination. Does anyone have any experience with that?
  4. Pegaso

    Pegaso Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 9, 2008
    Linda, the 11 pages thread also deal with taking it with you (security and things like that). I recommend you to read it, it's quite interesting ;)
  5. Grenage

    Grenage Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 21, 2008
    Portsmouth, UK
    You shouldn't have any problem carrying the unit on a plane. I use the word 'shouldn't' because it really will be down to the people you deal with on the day; it's not a very common item at the moment.
  6. robw

    robw Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 7, 2008
    Austin Texas
    if you get it on the plane, and you use it in the rest room, would the vapor set off the smoke alarm? The use on the plane while in your seat seams unlikely until airline security determines it is not a danger to the passengers and aircraft.

    I remember when I joined the Navy, we all got on a 747 and drank and smoked for 5 hours.
  7. Grenage

    Grenage Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 21, 2008
    Portsmouth, UK
    It could do, but probably not if you kept it in your lungs until it dissipated.
  8. Pegaso

    Pegaso Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 9, 2008
    In the linked thread above, they discuss about that too... Some people has done it, and no smoke alarm set off... ;)
    In other thread (I can't remember where is it, but it's linked inside the other thread), somebody said that it depends on what kind of smoke alarm they use, but it's difficult to set them off with our vapor (unless you blow it directly into the sensor, hehehe).

    Anyway, use this information at your own risk... :p

    good luck!
  9. SANJP

    SANJP Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 14, 2008
    Hi Linda

    I just got back from a trip to Vegas

    had my ecig in my pocket all the way when you have to go through scanners I just placed it in the tray that goes through the scanner there were 3 batts and a box of 10 carts and 2 atomisers all in my camera bag and they just came out the other side no problems whatsoever

    Once on the 10 hour flight I just vaped away on my seat blowing down into my lap (vapour dissapates very fast almost immediately on a plane)and nobody both on the flight there and back butted a eyelid .
  10. robw

    robw Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 7, 2008
    Austin Texas
    That is awesome.
  11. KatyS

    KatyS Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Linda, I also just got back from Vegas, absolutely no problem going thru security. I put my little 10 ml bottles of juice in my zip lock baggie with my liquids, my cigs I carry in a tobacco pouch with the batteries and stuff. I also vaped in the airport and on the plane, discreetly and no one said a word. The least stressful flight I have ever had.
  12. MarcE

    MarcE Full Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 5, 2008
    Oxford, UK
    Seeing as there is no combustion taking place there should be no problem using this on a plane, in principle at least. However due to peoples possible misunderstanding of these devices I would ask permission before using it so not to cause any unwanted attention. I would certainly use it out of sight so not to annoy people who don’t have one :). Personally just leave it in your case and just stick to some nicotine gum. . . . Just in case something was to go wrong and you cause the plane to fall out the air.
  13. LindaBLB

    LindaBLB Full Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 9, 2008
    After reading the TSA website from top to bottom, I finally gave up and emailed them and asked about taking my e-cig through security. I got a vague non-answer email back, but it listed a phone number to call for further questions, so I called them. The man I spoke to on the phone was very nice, although he'd never heard of an e-cig. He put me on hold for a few minutes to research them, then came back and said he didn't see any problem with me bringing it through security or taking it on board an airplane. So I feel better, having gotten an official answer now - thought you all might like to know.
  14. Kate

    Kate Moved On

    Jun 26, 2008
    If I were you Linda I'd ask that helpful bloke to send you written confirmation of his advice just in case you have problems at the airport. It won't do any harm to have some backup in case someone challenges you.
  15. Biddypat

    Biddypat New Member

    Mar 3, 2011
    Just wondering how people are getting on with flying now that vaping is more popular? I have a flight from Ireland to nyc next week, and it is over seven hours long, it would be a god send to be able to bring the E cig with me.
  16. Caddyman

    Caddyman Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jun 22, 2010
    Delaware USA
    I would like to know as well. Going to jamaica in may
  17. markfm

    markfm Aussie Pup Wrangler Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    For basics, you should take your batteries as carry-on, not in checked baggage. Liquid is up to you, but if you choose to carry-on, follow the standard TSA rule, basically no single bottle > 3 ounces, and all bottles must fit within a single quart ziploc bag.

    I had about 8 ounces of liquid in my carry-on when I went to Hawaii, for my brother and sister, zero problems clearing security. I likewise had 4 riva 510 and two G400 (big 808) batteries, again no issue with them as carry-on.
  18. Barley

    Barley Full Member

    Dec 6, 2010
    Tulsa, OK
    I just completed a round trip to the D.C. area. As stated above I just followed TSA guidelines and had no issues at security. As for vaping in flight I took window seats. That way I could just turn away and not be noticeable when I was on the inhale. Then I just held my breath a bit a exhaled down and away from all. The residule was not noticeable at all. This "stealth" vaping is hardly as enjoyable as being unfettered, but it worked for me. In the airports themselves you would be amazed at how people really try not to make eye contact with one another. I vaped there as well by just palming my ego and choosing to exhale when I wasn't packed in a throng of others. Again all went well, but I am hardly one to push it by walking along obscured in my little cloud of nirvana.
  19. francis_a

    francis_a Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 18, 2011
    The Granite State
    Roundtrip to Orlando from Boston, just recently, and no problem at all.
  20. Rockproof

    Rockproof Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 27, 2010
    I've gone through security at about 6 airports in the last two weeks with a ziplock bag full of juice (up to 60ml's in various size bottles), atty's, and my homemade 14500 copper mods (which look like mini pipe bombs) and have yet to be stopped. I just pull the ziplock out of my carry on and set it in a bin to run through the xray. I've only been asked once what they were...said electronic cig...quick reply...ok. Done and through secuiry no problem.
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