Long walks on sandy beaches, warm evenings sipping cocktails on busy terraces and cool dips into a crystal clear sea. You’ve booked your next vacation and can’t wait for the fun to begin. The only thing that still needs to be done is the packing of the suitcase. How many board shorts does one need and will 5 T-shirts be enough? And most importantly, which vape kit and flavors will you bring along? There are a few things you need to know about vaping and travelling before you board that plane.
Travelling with your vape
It goes without saying that the same rules apply to vapers, as they do to non-vapers. You’re allowed to bring along a certain amount of liquids, as stated on the website of the TSA. You can take along liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes in you carry-on luggage. The maximum per container is 100 ml (3.4 ounces), and they have to be packed in a see through quart-sized bag. If you have more liquids to transport, you can pack them in your checked baggage. myblu™ liquidpods are small enough at 1.5 ml.
Before you’re tempted to put all your vape gear into the suitcase you want to check in, remember that your vape itself cannot be transported in checked baggage. You’ll need to take it along with you onto the plane. As the TSA states: ‘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.’ However, remember you won’t be able to use it on board the plane.
Lithium-ion batteries are also not allowed in your checked baggage. You can take them along in your carry-on baggage. Don’t just throw them into your hand luggage though. Leave them in the device, or transport them in a proper carrying case. As the TSA states: ‘You may travel with dry batteries (AA, AAA, C, and D) in your carry-on or checked baggage. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) prohibits loose lithium batteries from being transported in checked baggage.’
Take them out of your bags or pockets when you go through security, just as you would your liquids. A ziploc bag is probably the best solution to keep your items safe in case of any unforeseen circumstances. You’re not allowed to charge your e-cig on the plane, so you’ll have to wait until you’ve arrived at your final destination.
Do your research
While you might be able to enjoy your e-cig without too much hassle in the States, make sure to research the rules and regulations at your vacation destination. Some countries fine you for vaping in public, for example. What a way to ruin the holiday vibe that would be!
Also, make sure you bring along enough myblu™ liquidpods as you might not be able to get them in the country you’re visiting.
Remember, that because we love vaping, not everyone else automatically does. Some countries might be less familiar with e-cigarettes. This means it’s important to check if it’s legal, and if it is, where you’re allowed to vape. Try to make sure people around you don’t get annoyed by your e-cig, and expect the occasional curious question. If you’re well equipped with all the answers and facts, you can give well informed answers.
Enjoy your vacay!