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TSA and the Ecig FAQ

Discussion in 'General Vaping Discussion' started by 13ways, Aug 31, 2009.

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  1. noanaforme

    noanaforme Full Member

    Apr 20, 2013
    manitoba, canada
    Travelled Winnipeg to Vancouver (just got back). eGo-Ts in my eGo-T case and clearomizers and e-juice in my zip lock bag with all other small liquids - all in the security bin and no questions and away I went. Did not vape in the airports but stood outside on the fringe of the smoking areas and spent most of my time talking to airport staff and travellers out there smoking so little time for vaping.
  2. uberpollo

    uberpollo Full Member

    Apr 11, 2013
    Boulder Colorado
    How about a VV/VW (specifically the Vamo) As well as clearos flying into Colombia. Will I get Questions and when I return, will I be cleared.
    (I know Colombian Air security is out of your job description but hey might as well ask.)

  3. Ganesh8

    Ganesh8 Full Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    Kelowna, BC, Canada
    Great thread for travelers. Thanks.:thumb:
  4. GLBrocks

    GLBrocks Full Member

    May 16, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Thanks for the information, I am actually traveling tomorrow on a flight and want to take my e-cigs with me. My question is, how should I explain the device if the questions arise? Also I want to take my iTaste and Vamo as well as two 30ml bottles of juice as I use different juices in each device. Is this ok? Thanks again for explaining some things to me and I am glad I came across this thread, it helped me a lot to understand what I can and cannot take on a plane or through security. I just want to clarify what I should say if they stop me for bringing these through security?
  5. Barto

    Barto Moved On ECF Veteran

    Aug 4, 2011
    I also have never had problems when going to Vancouver.
  6. DocFox

    DocFox Full Member Verified Member

    May 28, 2013
    Sultan, WA, USA
    I flew from SeaTac to San Francisco last month, and had no problems. I had googled TSA info before I left and was quite paranoid about it. So I didn't take all my models with me, just in case it got confiscated. On the departing flight, I put the battaries into a vape case and had my brochures with me. I put the tanks in the plastic baggy with my other liquids. No-one questioned it. So on the way home, I just put the battaries in my travel bag, and again, the tanks in my plastic bag. Again, no-one questioned it.
  7. DocFox

    DocFox Full Member Verified Member

    May 28, 2013
    Sultan, WA, USA
    When I was googling travel with Vapes, I learned a term "ghosting" the vapor, and practices quite a big in the car on my way to the airport. For me, anyway, I have to hold the breath for a count of 10, then there is really no sign of a cloud.
  8. DocFox

    DocFox Full Member Verified Member

    May 28, 2013
    Sultan, WA, USA
    How did your trip go?
  9. DocFox

    DocFox Full Member Verified Member

    May 28, 2013
    Sultan, WA, USA
    I heard this too before my last trip. So what I did was re-assembled my models once I got on the plane, and put them in my shirt pocket. When ascending and decending, I unscrewed the mouth pieces to un-seal it, so the pressure could normalize. Worked for me.
  10. DocFox

    DocFox Full Member Verified Member

    May 28, 2013
    Sultan, WA, USA
    Vaping in the bathrooms- I did not take the risk of just vaping openingly at either SFo or SEA, but I did vape in the bathrooms at both airports, just ghosting the vapor. I also Vaped in the bathroom on the plane. Same thing, I just ghhoswted the cloud. I also didn't take more time int he lavatory than would be expected, so as not to raise suspicions. I had no issues.
  11. Koman

    Koman Moved On ECF Veteran

    Jan 7, 2010
    Thanks for sharing your experiences guys!
  12. Stanglyfe

    Stanglyfe Full Member

    Sep 16, 2013
    United States
    How should i go about taking an evic on my carry on,should i remove the liquid in my clearo and take the battery out and head off?
  13. DocFox

    DocFox Full Member Verified Member

    May 28, 2013
    Sultan, WA, USA
    I am not familiar with an eVic model, but on the eGo, I just unscrewed the clearo and put it in the clear quart size baggy with other liquids. Now, I don't usually carry other liquids on carry on, but I made sure to just as a distraction. Then I put the batteries in a carrying bag, and I made sure to also have the instruction booklet just in case. But it was not needed.
  14. girlsdrivetoo

    girlsdrivetoo Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Ive not flown much and am leaving on a last minute flight to recover a semi truck for my company. Flying from Kansas City to Tampa tonight. I have my Provari with a PT2 in mypocket. Will security give me any trouble over this. Not taking a carry on bag, Im checking them both but will be stuck at the Tampa terminal for a while. Dont plan n vaping on the plane. Im flying Southwest.
  15. gammaxgoblin

    gammaxgoblin Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 21, 2013
    Utah, US
    I'm heading to London, France and Germany over Christmas. I realize you can't answer for them but other than doing what I can stateside, any suggestions?

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  16. cmknight

    cmknight Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 17, 2013
    I think part of the reason for the TSA's and customs in Asia allowing them through may be because they have been told by their higher-ups not to bother the foreigners about them (they don't want the foreigners creating a big ruckus over the matter, aka "International Incident"). As well, it may be that in some countries (like Hong Kong) where it is illegal to buy PV's and their accessories, it's not exactly illegal to own them.

    Also, when I'm travelling here in China, I have my Vamo with me. When they ask me if it's an electronic cigarette, I tell them, "No, this is a Personal Vaporizer". They're usually ok with that.
  17. DocTonyNYC

    DocTonyNYC Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I wanted to say "thanks" for the FAQs. This is incredibly useful info. I travel quite frequently, but I'm flying tomorrow for the first time since I started vaping. I was pretty sure that I would be okay taking my stuff through security (I'm not checking a bag), but it was reassuring to read this.

    I do have to say, though, it amazes me so many people seem to ask questions that are clearly answered in the very first post! I can guarantee that it would take less time to read that post than it would for another person to come along and answer questions that have already been answered. . .

    I really hope I don't sound cranky. Instead, please take this as a friendly reminder to just look at the first post!
  18. DanCullen

    DanCullen Full Member

    Jan 9, 2014
    PA, USA
    Are APVs, batteries, and chargers allowed in checked bags? I read somewhere that batteries were not.
  19. DanCullen

    DanCullen Full Member

    Jan 9, 2014
    PA, USA
    On a recient trip from Pittsburg to California (LAX and SanDeigo) I Vaped in the terminal - I got a few strange looks but no confrontation and no problems with security or airport personel. I did not vape on any of my flights as I thought it would be inconsiderate in close quarters of an aircraft cabin - even though I do not believe there is any health hazard from secondary vapor! In the airport I did not stand close to anyone so as to inconvience them.
  20. Impulso

    Impulso Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 23, 2013
    Rocklin, ca
    Some of the airlines have updated rules in the books. Noise canceling headphone allowed at all times, iPads/phones on but on airplane mode etc.

    they however do state clearly that e-cigs not allowed at all at anytime on the flight. I specifically saw this stated in southwest today.

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