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Tips For Taking Your E-Cig Through Airport Security

Discussion in 'Travel and E-Cig' started by Jim Davis, Apr 23, 2009.

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  1. Jim Davis

    Jim Davis Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    My E-Cig itself has never been questioned. It's in an eyeglass case which I place in my computer bag while going through Security.

    Passthrough's: Place your passthrough in some kind of plastic or cloth sleeve. Zig Zag the wire with the pass through, and push it into the sleeve. It will be neatly wrapped, and will not look suspicious.

    TSA will notice a passthrough which is just laying loose in a purse or bag compartment, as a "tube with a wire in one end" They'll definately stop you to check it out. What they will do afterwards? I have no idea, it never happened to me.

    Your juice should be no problem. A 30ml bottle of juice (1oz.) is well under the 3oz. limit. It has to go into the famous zip lock baggie. I suggest you double bag it with another zip lock bag. Roll it up, and place it with your other liquids. I double bag mine in case it leaks. I also remove the dropper, cap the bottle, and put the dropper in my shaving kit.

    HAve a safe flight.
  2. ritalee76

    ritalee76 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 6, 2009
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Thanks for the tips, JD

    Have never had an issue but I do pretty much what you do. Make it blend with the rest of the crap I carry with me :D
  3. Jim Davis

    Jim Davis Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    I travel by air 2 to 4 times a week. It's been quite a while since I was on an International flight though. I'm really interested to hear from other travelers, epically the ones who are traveling to the e-cig banned countries.
  4. Vista Chris

    Vista Chris Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Apr 18, 2009
    San Diego, CA USA
    I wanted to share some of my traveling experiences too.

    When it comes to airport security, if I have my kit in my back pack, it get pulled out and questioned every time. Never once have I been told it's "not ok", I just explain what it is and I'm on my way.

    On the other hand, I have tried putting it in my laptop carrier bag. In that scenario, never even once has anyone pulled out the kit or asked any questions. It just passes right through.

    I like talking about my kit and educating those willing to listen when I have time. If I'm in a rush, into the laptop bag it goes.

  5. Jim Davis

    Jim Davis Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    It's great to educate people, but you *don't* want to try to educate the TSA Security people. I've been traveling for over 40 years, and I've seen some pretty weird things in security. You'll possibly get a stubborn one some day that will find an excuse to refuse passage. When the TSA is involved, it's best to keep your e-cig with the computer things, where it's buried among the other electronics. Don't push it, you may loose it.
  6. Tye

    Tye Full Member

    May 21, 2009
    Ok, i know this sounds bad but... I have get a lot of things onto a plane that shouldn't have been... I fly courier, therefor no space for baggage... stashing anything with electronics such as laptop/charger/cellphone and charger/ipod all in one bag looks like a mess on the xray machine, hiding a e-cig amoungst all that stuff is NO problem... And when asked about what it is a just say its a inhaler or other medicin delivery device... No one questions medical problems lol...
  7. Tye

    Tye Full Member

    May 21, 2009
    or here is another idea... Don't try to hide your e-cig.. I have a black 901, hide it in plain view... Put a pen cap over the end with the led... looks like a pen when you walk around with it, and if you vape, people will assume you are chewing on your pen. Blow the vapor down to your side and no one is the wiser...
  8. snap6cat

    snap6cat Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2009
    I travel a bit internationally. Of course put the liquid in the ziplock. I unscrew the batts from the atomizers and use the Altoids tin. I think it blocks the x-ray, whatever, I have had no problems at all.
  9. Tye

    Tye Full Member

    May 21, 2009
    I guess it didn't look suspicions , the only thing blocking x-rays is lead.. That would be a strange way to carry your e-cig.. The pen cap thing, is a favorite of mine, works well if you have the rite cap..
  10. Jim Davis

    Jim Davis Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    There's no need to hide you're e-cig. They're not banned. What you *do* want to watch is how you pack it. A passthrough especially. If your passthrough is sloppily packed, it's a tube with a wire. Under an X-Ray, it will have "detonator" written all over it.
  11. PTJD

    PTJD Vaping At FL370 Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Oct 20, 2008
    Malaga, Spain
    Well, I have been lugging my e-cig supplies with me for at least 9 months and I bet I've traveled at least 100K miles in that time going thru US and International security points without any problems.
    Jim D travels as much if not more and I have not heard of him having any problems.
    And I don't hide it or make it look like something else.

    Here you go.

  12. Jim Davis

    Jim Davis Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Right - Trying to hide it may cause trouble, although i *do* keep an extra hidden away, just in case. The only thing I wonder about is the syringe. Sooner or later it mat cause a problem somewhere.

    Check this out;


    I don't know the needle size though. My juice is pretty thick, and I don't know if it would flow.
  13. PTJD

    PTJD Vaping At FL370 Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Oct 20, 2008
    Malaga, Spain

    Jim, I actually never carry a needle or syringe, brought it with me to prove a point and take a picture. The TSA is not looking for these things, how do they know if I am diabetic?
    I carry sleeping pills/valium with me on International flights and they are not in a prescription bottle, never been questioned.
  14. Jim Davis

    Jim Davis Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    I guess I'm just a little paranoid about carrying a syringe. As far as pills go, I do the same thing.

    It's funny you should mention diabetic. I was going through security a while back, and TSA took a bottle of water from a woman. She said she needed it because she was diabetic, and they gave it back to her, no questions asked. Great system huh?
  15. The Rain Man

    The Rain Man Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Apr 15, 2009
    Thanks for the post my wife will be traveling back to Peru in a little while with some so this is helpful.
  16. brew30

    brew30 Full Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 13, 2009
  17. Jim Davis

    Jim Davis Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    No one said you had to hide it, but if you pack it sloppily, it may look suspicious under the x-ray. Then you will be delayed, until they check it out.
  18. Ponda

    Ponda Full Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 12, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    Interesting information. I'll keep all this mind when I am packing for my trips. No more bowling balls with a wick attached. :)
  19. JLeigh

    JLeigh Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 8, 2009
    Thanks for all the info! I'm getting nervous about this as well as I'm going to be flying to another state in 2 weeks. I'm so nervous that I have contemplated shipping a bunch of stuff to my hotel (via USPS Priority) ahead of time just to avoid any potential problems. I don't fly often, I hate it, and this additional worry is putting me over the edge. 8-o
  20. Nicotina

    Nicotina Full Member

    Oct 13, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Man, I love this forum! I'm flying to Switzerland soon and wondered if I was going to have any problems going through I'm not so worried.
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