Every vaper encounters problems or dilemmas when it comes to traveling with a vape kit. The rules differ from one country to the next, from airports to train stations, and the newly implemented guidelines tend to be a bit confusing. For example, the guidelines issued by the FAA regarding vape devices on a plane state that:
“The FAA prohibits these devices in checked baggage. Battery-powered E-cigarettes, vaporizers, vape pens, atomizers, and electronic nicotine delivery systems may only be carried in the aircraft cabin (in carry-on baggage or on your person). Check with your airline for additional restrictions. Remove all electronic cigarette and vaping devices from carry-on bags if checked at the gate or planeside.”
Besides the FAA regulations, there may also be other restrictions. Every airplane company can have internal rules and guidelines regarding vape devices. Because of that, in this article, we are going to provide you with the top tips for vaping while you’re traveling.
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1. Clean your vape device before traveling
The most important tip of all is cleaning and disconnecting every small part of the device before you pack it and take it with you to the airport. This is the first step towards happy traveling with a vape kit because it will make everything more manageable down the line.
The most prudent thing you can do is to pack new coils because cleaning them before going on a trip can be risky if it turns out that they don’t work anymore, and you’re in a foreign country.
Clean every other piece of the equipment carefully and thoroughly and let them dry out completely before putting them in a bag. (See also: Can You Still Be Fit & Healthy When You Vape?)
2. Isolated packing in see-through plastic bags
We can’t stress enough how much this tip can be useful during a customs check! After you cleaned and disconnected every piece, packing them separately in plastic bags can save you a lot of headaches. First, if you need to go through a check, you can take them out of your designated container without having to worry about packing and unpacking them again for inspection, and this will save you time.
Second, because you can take approximately three bottles of e-liquid on the plane, packing them in a plastic bag is a preventive measure. You will avoid the damage of a possible leakage, and all of your other parts are already protected within their plastic bags.
3. Pack the vape kit it in your carry-on bag
The new regulations and guidelines don’t allow a vape kit in the checked bag. Instead, you have to pack your vaping device in the carry-on because all batteries should be stored in the pressurized cabin. The holding area is off-limits for any battery device (like the vape mod) because there have been cases of overheating and exploding batteries. However, the good side is that if they need to check your baggage, the vape kit can be reached easier while in a carry-on.
4. Check the dates
Double-checking the expiration date of your vape juice is a simple thing, but it becomes essential when you’re traveling, especially if you’re headed to a country that doesn’t have vape stores. If you have a favorite flavor or you’re not sure of the quality abroad, take a look at the expiration date before you pack the juices. Pick up some extra coils and check to ensure your device is working properly before you pack it.
Other important things you should look up before you board the plane are the laws and the culture of vaping in the country you want to visit. Every state has a different set of rules regarding this subject. (See also: Is Vaping a Better Alternative to Smoking: Get the Facts About This Popular Trend)
Airports’ different policies
As you already know, you cannot vape during your flight. However, there are some airports that allow smoking in designated areas. Some of these airports are in:
- Vegas (McCarran)
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Although this list is quite recent (as of May 2018), you should always check out your airport’s smoking policy, just to be on the safe side, because there are still airports where vaping is illegal.
About The Author:
Sam is an award-winning writer with passion in providing creative solutions for building brands online. Since his first award in Creative Writing, he continued to deliver awesome content through various niches. When he is not vaping, he is managing marketing content for Veppo Vape Shop.