Traveling With Your E-Cigarettes: Can I Vape On A Plane?

Unfortunately vaping isn’t allowed on airplanes as it is prohibited aboard both domestic and international flights by federal law. Initially there was some confusion over whether vaping was permitted in airports and aboard planes themselves, as different airlines and airports had different sets of regulations. The rules have changed a lot over the years, not just in regard to vaping but also which devices and e-liquids are allowed on planes.

The rules on vaping inside airports isn’t covered by federal law in the same way, although most airports now have some form of regulation on e-cigarettes. Depending on where you’re departing from, there are some designated areas where you’ll be able to take a quick vape break before flying. The best advice is to check out the airport’s rules before packing your bags.

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It’s important to understand the regulations around e-cigarettes as well as why they’re in place. E-cigarettes are not permitted in checked baggage and must be taken in carry-on bags through security. This means that any e-liquids will need to be placed in a clear plastic bag as is the case with all other liquids taken through security, and this also means that you cannot take any container with more than the limit of 3.4 ounces of liquid inside. Fortunately, all blu® Liquids come in bottles of around 0.35 ounces, so there’s no need to start transferring your e-liquid into smaller containers. Clearomizers can also leak during the flight, so it’s a good idea to empty yours before take-off.

With this in mind, make sure to consider how much e-liquid you’ll need for your trip, as depending on where you’re going, it might be tricky to purchase e-liquid at your intended destination. Some countries may not stock the blu flavors that you use, and furthermore some countries have stricter vaping laws than in the US. For more information, check out our guide on Global Vaping Laws.

Once you’ve been through security, it’s a good idea to wrap your e-cig and e-liquids in a paper towel or place them in a Ziploc bag. This is because the change in pressure experienced as the plane climbs in altitude can cause the liquid to leak. Keep in mind that you aren’t allowed to charge your e-cigarettes during the flight, so if you’re using the blu PLUS+™ Rechargeable Kit, make sure to remove the e-cigs from the case to avoid charging them whilst in the air.

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