Flying with e-cigarette equipment isn’t as simple as throwing them in your bag or into your pocket before you settle down to watch Sleepless In Seattle with a $15 sandwich.
1. Carry-on, not check-in
All batteries must be in carry-on, and while not everything else has to go into your carry-on, you’ll have a much smoother customs clearance experience if that’s where you put it all. Take our word on this.
2. One separate carry bag
Try and fit all of your e-cigarette gear into one separate bag, like a toiletry bag. This keeps everything neat and safe, and you can easily take it out of your main carry-on bag and let it go through the scanner alone, instead of seeing your entire bag get stopped every time for a bag search.
3. Secure your batteries
Any spare batteries must be secured in a hard carry case. If not, they could roll around in your bag, touch some coins or a zipper and set on fire. Smoking isn’t allowed on airplanes, especially if it’s your hair or the overhead compartment.
4. Empty your tanks/drippers
Emptying your dripper is a no-brainer, but you also need to make sure your tanks are empty. Simply laying around in your bag will have them leaking, but the added air pressure during take off and landing will have them saturating everything in sight. Forgot to empty your tank? Not to worry, simply unscrew the top cap and hold it upright during take off and landing, as this will stop it from pressurizing.
5. Packing your e-liquids
Liquid containers over 100mL (3.4 oz) are confiscated by customs at most airports now, so ensure you only bring smaller bottles all sealed together in a quart-sized clear bag. All of the bottles must also be clear, so no fancy solid colors here. Remember, you’re only allowed one of these bags per person, and it also has to fit all of your other liquids such as perfume and mouthwash.