How to take ecig through security?

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  1. AmiVin

    AmiVin Full Member

    Apr 23, 2016
    What I actually mean is: I know it is illegal to keep your ecig in your checked bags and you just bring it through security; however, since it is the batteries that risk exploding in checked bags, is it a problem to bring the batteries through security and keep the actual mod/ecig in your checked bag?


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  2. ckone180

    ckone180 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 22, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    I just returned from a trip to Europe today. I packed the batteries separate, in plastic cases, and the mods loose in the carry on. I had no issues through security or customs in either direction.


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  3. AmiVin

    AmiVin Full Member

    Apr 23, 2016
    I mean can you put your mod (without batteries in it) in the checked bags (not the carry one). :)


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  4. YoursTruli

    YoursTruli Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 27, 2012
    Ohio
  5. AmiVin

    AmiVin Full Member

    Apr 23, 2016
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  6. YoursTruli

    YoursTruli Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 27, 2012
    Ohio
    From the way they worded it it I would say yes, keep them with you for security reasons. Anymore you could get held up for hours for no good reason if you pack them in your checked baggage.
     
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  7. AmiVin

    AmiVin Full Member

    Apr 23, 2016
    Alright. Thank you for the replies. I'm just worried to have anything taken, as it's certainly not cheap! I'm going to Alaska and that's the main thing I'm worried about. Alaska is a bit more strict with ecigs so I'm just a bit on edge.


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  8. gin828

    gin828 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 21, 2013
    PA, USA
    I have always carried my batteries in battery cases in my carry on. I have put devices in my checked baggage but never any with batteries in them.

    I use to travel a lot internationally never had any issues except for once, I was told to take my device apart, reassemble it and vape it.

    I had two friends that were not allowed to take their batteries with them because they didn't have proper cases to store them in.
     
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  9. AmiVin

    AmiVin Full Member

    Apr 23, 2016
    So when bringing my batteries through security it's required to have them in a battery case? (I mean, that certainly makes sense for safety reasons.)


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  10. gin828

    gin828 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 21, 2013
    PA, USA
    BTW.....

    Some of my friends have had mods taken from checked bags never to be seen again...TSA likes Provaris....lol
     
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  11. AmiVin

    AmiVin Full Member

    Apr 23, 2016
    I guess to be safe just going through security with it all is best? Ah, I'm just so worried they'll freak out and/or take it.


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  12. gin828

    gin828 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 21, 2013
    PA, USA
    I can't say for certain that every airport requires it but JFK and Duelles do check it. Batteries stick out big time on X-ray machines. 99 cent case can save you a huge headache :)
     
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  13. gin828

    gin828 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 21, 2013
    PA, USA
    Most TSA and Custom Agents know about vaping. Just don't try and hide it or lie to them if they ask you questions. Make sure your juice is plastic ziplock bags and you will be fine.
     
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  14. AmiVin

    AmiVin Full Member

    Apr 23, 2016
    I wouldn't have time to order a battery case, so do you know anywhere that sells them? I mean, vape shops obviously but do you know if places like Walmart or anything of the sort sells them?


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  15. AmiVin

    AmiVin Full Member

    Apr 23, 2016
    Alright. I get anxious over everything so I'm just trying to be as cautious as possible.


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  16. gin828

    gin828 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 21, 2013
    PA, USA
    Walmart, radio shack, Best Buy
     
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  18. TheotherSteveS

    TheotherSteveS Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 14, 2015
    London, England
    a mod with no battery is just a box which is of no interest to security

    'These devices are battery powered and have a heating element that vaporizes liquid (that may or may not contain nicotine). These devices are prohibited in checked baggage and may only be carried in the aircraft cabin (in carry-on baggage or on your person).'

    This applies to the mod plus the battery imho. I dont see how it could be interpreted any other way. Much of this wording and the regs themselves is/are outdated and apply mainly to cigalikes etc I think...For many airlines, any batteries have to be installed in the device and the device switched off for example...Spare batts in a proper case should be fine.
     
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  19. Dopefish

    Dopefish Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 22, 2015
    I've traveled by plane a couple times with my box mod, just put them in your carry on and pack the batteries separate in a safe container, I've never been hassled by airport security doing this.

    Also, it is a good idea to remove your batteries from your mod when you're flying even though the FAA doesn't explicitly tell you to do so. There is always a chance, however small, that something could go very catastrophically wrong with your mod and an airplane is one of the worst places for that to happen
     
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  20. retired1

    retired1 Administrator Admin Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Apr 5, 2013
    Texas
    However, even if you were to put a mod in your checked luggage with no battery present, do you want to take the chance of your luggage not showing up when you arrive at your destination? They could very easily pull it aside for more detailed scrutiny, allowing it to miss your flight. Or worse yet, you arrive to find someone took a liking to your mod that was in checked baggage.

    To be on the safe side, always carry your mod in your carry-on.
     
  21. TheotherSteveS

    TheotherSteveS Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 14, 2015
    London, England
    Its a fair point but I think you would be very unlucky if this happened! I have certainly never suffered that fate and I do about 100000 miles a year! Maybe my time will come lol!!
     

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