This might be a silly blog this week, considering it seems like common sense, but what we, here at Mt Baker Vapor have been seeing in the news has been fairly concerning. So today we will be going over how to properly pack your electronic cigarette or mod or whatever device you may be using for travel. Traveling with an e-cig can be tricky. Let’s go over it.
Giving a reason as to why we are going over this today, here is an example of what not to do while traveling with an e-cig:
On Saturday, August 9, passengers were evacuated from a JetBlue flight to Buffalo, New York, when baggage handlers smelled smoke. The smoldering bag was removed from the plane and put out with a fire extinguisher. But if the flight had actually taken off, things could have been very different, pointed out Ed Freni, director of aviation with the Massachusetts Port Authority. The culprit seems to have been an e-cigarette.
Now, incidents like on this JetBlue flight happen when people forget to turn off their battery and/or remove the battery from their mod… when this happens the mod can get stuck in the firing position and continually fire the battery inside until a small fire erupts. So here we go explaining how to go about bringing your electronic cigarette onto a plane.
Thus far the TSA has made no regulations against traveling with an e-cig (as long as incidents like the JetBlue one above stop happening). SO with that being said, any time you travel with your e-cig you need to:
1. Disconnect your tank or dripper from your battery, keeping any current of electricity from going to your coil.
2. If you are traveling with a tank, you’ll probably want to keep it in a small sandwich size zip lock bag. The pressure changes from takeoff to landing tend to flood tanks, so keeping them in a bag will protect your stuff from getting covered in e-juice.
3. If you have a removable battery, take that out of your mod just as a precautionary step. Also please make sure to secure this battery in a safe case away from metal to avoid accidental arcing.
Once you have done all three steps boom…. all done!
Now for bring that delicious, yummy juice with you for those long vacations, TSA has stated you are able to bring nothing higher than a 3.4 ounce bottle, whether that is in your checked bags or in your carry on, but you can bring multiple of those massive bottles. But in the grand scheme, that is about half of an 8oz bottle which should be lasting you a month. I see no reason to bring more than that, unless you are permanently relocating. In that case, Mt Baker Vapor ships anywhere, even hotels, even international just ong as you checked with your local border customs. Here is a photo of how to properly store your juices:
Alrighty so now that we are all set on traveling with an e-cig, one thing that is really, reeeeallllly, REEALLYYY important to remember! NEVER … NEVER EVER vape on a plane! It is tantamount to actually smoking on a plane which you would be looking at a fine up to $5,000, so dont try it, please dont. Dont ruin it for the rest of us who just want to vape on vacation.
Something to think about:
That being said have any of you had any issues with the TSA not allowing you to bring your electronic cigarette on board? Or even checking it in your baggage?
08/02/2018 Update: Since the original publishing of this article, there are guidelines from the TSA on how to travel with e-cigarettes and lithium ion batteries. You must PUT THE E-CIGARETTE AND BATTERIES IN YOUR CARRY-ON. Do not put it in your checked bag. It will be confiscated.
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