Can you bring a vape pen on a plane? The short answer is yes, but there are a few regulations you need to know. Click here to learn how to travel with a vape.
When it comes to air travel, one wrong move could vaporize your plans.
If you’re not sure what you can and can’t take on a plane, it’s best to educate yourself and err on the side of caution for a smoother flight.
Here’s what you need to know about bringing a vape pen on a plane…
Bringing a Vape Pen on a Plane: Yes or No?
Yes, you can. With some rules. Vape pens (also known as tube mods, like these ones from VaporDNA) generally must be packed in your carry on or in your pocket and not your checked luggage due to
concerns about lithium batteries potentially exploding. That goes for extra batteries too.
Failure to do so might mean your luggage is sifted through by security, or your bag doesn’t make it on the plane at all.
Turning on the pen during flight is also prohibited, so it might be wise to unhook the battery if possible during the journey. Keep in mind airport security might ask you to turn it on during an inspection, so make sure it’s charged.
Tip: just because you’re allowed to bring a vape device onboard, it definitely doesn’t mean you can use it while flying. Some airports allow you to vape in the waiting area before you board. It’s important to check in advance.
What About Flying With Vape Cartridges?
E-juice comes in a wide variety of flavors these days. But not knowing the rules about bringing it onto an aircraft can leave a bad taste in your mouth for the remainder of your trip.
Vape juice follows the same rules as all other liquids you plan to board the plane with. It must be in a 100-ml (3.4 ounces) container, or else it will have to be checked. It might be wise to double-bag the container so it doesn’t leak all over your other belongings. The max size of the clear plastic bag is one quart for all of your liquids.
An e-juice container that is sealed and full might end up cracking due to cabin pressure. Because of this, it’s probably best to leave the tank of your vape pen empty too as the same problem could occur.
Don’t Carry Cannabis on Planes
Even if cannabis is legal in your home state or country, you can’t load it into your vape pen for a flight and not expect problems. That means you can’t carry it onto the plane and you can’t check any marijuana products either.
Even if you’re traveling to a country that has legalized marijuana, you’ll still encounter trouble at the border. The Canadian rules say you can’t bring cannabis into the country. Meanwhile, other countries have strict rules for just bringing in e-juice that could land you in trouble.
Be Wise About Vape Rules
Knowing the rules about carrying a vape pen on a plane from each airline and country you’re traveling to can save you a big headache during your trip. Trying to sneak around the regulations could mean a much different outcome before, during and after the flight.
After all, you want to return with happy stories about your travels, not about being penalized or possibly detained.
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