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    The Dos and Don'ts of Vaping at High Altitudes

    The Dos and Don'ts of Vaping at High Altitudes

    Vaping and Traveling: How to prepare for that next flight

    Vaping and driving is one thing and doing it responsibly is certainly important. But traveling by airplane with a vaporizer or a disposable vape brings another level of responsibility entirely. Now you have hundreds of other passengers to consider and a whole list of TSA rules and regulations that are important to follow. Do so and your travels should be smooth sailing. Make a fuss about following safety regulations and you’re likely in for a swift scolding or worse.

    Can I fly with my vape?

    The good news is that as of now flying with a vape or disposable vape is widely accepted by most airlines. But there are some important considerations to address before you go, and in this post, we’ll touch on some of the basics of traveling with a disposable vape.

    Why is there concern about flying with disposable vape devices?

    Believe it or not, the big concern is not some moron sneaking into the bathroom and puffing away. We’d like to believe that most vapers are considerate and wouldn’t attempt such an act.

    The big concern with flying and vaping is the lithium-ion and lithium-metal batteries that most vapes use for power. These types of batteries can overheat and in rare circumstances even catch fire. The altitude and pressure changes associated with flying could make a battery more susceptible to overheating, so there is reason for concern. However, when appropriate steps are taken by responsible vapers the risk of any problems arising is miniscule.

    Step 1: Know Where to Pack A Vaporizer or Disposable Vape

    According to FAA regulations, all mods, e-cigarettes, and disposable vapes must be packed in an approved carry-on bag and brought on the plane with you. Additionally, all lithium-type batteries must be carried on the plane. These items must not be stored in your checked baggage. Try it and they will be flagged during the screening process, and you will lose your expensive stuff, so don’t even try it.

    There are no circumstances under which you are allowed to check any type of vape device or lithium battery. You can, however, check spare vape juice containers if you want, as they pose no dangers being stored in the airline hold.

    Complying With Federal Aviation Administration Rules

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) defines rules for boarding a plane with e-cigarettes, vape pens, atomizers, disposable vapes, and other electronic nicotine delivery systems.

    These rules are in place to ensure batteries are safely packed and pose little or no risk, and that any liquid (e-juice) falls within the acceptable limit of liquids and gels.

    As of now, the FAA limits lithium-ion batteries to no more than 100 Wh (Watt-Hours) and lithium metal batteries to a lithium content of no more than 2 grams. Batteries that exceed these limits are not permitted.

    Additionally, travelers with vape kits are able to carry spare batteries, however they must be individually protected in order to prevent any circuit from being completed by touching any sort of metal. This can be done by leaving the batteries in the manufacturer’s packaging, taping over the contact points, using a battery case or camera bag, or putting them snuggly in a plastic bag or protective pouch.

    In terms of vape juice, if you do not want to pack it with checked baggage, all cartridges or bottles must adhere to the normal FAA regulations for liquids and gels, which is no more than 1oz (about 30 ml). Additionally, they must be placed in a clear zip-lock bag.

    What about disposables?

    Disposable vapes are a little different as you cannot separate the battery from the vaping device. According to FAA regulations, disposable vapes should be placed in the same clear zip-top bag used to store liquid items. If you’re not bringing any additional liquid items onboard, your disposable vape still needs to be placed in a clear zip-top bag.

    It’s important to remember the FAA’s mission is to ensure safe travels for all passengers and adhering to safety rules is the responsibility of individual vapers.

    Vaping in flight is criminal

    It’s sad to report that, according to the Wall Street Journal, we are seeing more and more vape incidents on airplanes. According to FAA officials, the number of lithium-battery air incidents directly related to e-cigarettes and vapes that involve smoke, fire, and extreme heat has tripled since 2019. This rise in cases is extremely disturbing and shows that not everyone is a responsible vaper.

    If you get caught vaping on a plane you have committed a criminal offense that is punishable by substantial fines and could lead to imprisonment. You will be met by authorities when you land and will likely be banned from flying that particular airline again. If you’re headed to another country and get busted, you will be met by border security and surely never be allowed back in the country again.

    In other words, it’s just not worth it. The rules are there for your safety as well as the safety of everyone else on the plane. So please vape responsibly and considerately. Thanks.


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