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Can You Take E-cigarettes on a Plane in Hand Luggage?

Are e-cigs allowed on flights?

E cigarettes seem to be the new thing and naturally people want to know if you can travel with e-cigs in your hand luggage or just on a plane in general.  On the whole it seems airlines and security are fine about taking e-cigarettes on to the plane if you put the batteries in hand luggage because they may be confiscated otherwise and there are rules about the batteries in hold luggage.  So you most likely can take e-cigs on your flight in your hand luggage and all will be fine.

Unfortunately, I don`t really understand that much about how they actually work as I don`t use e-cigs but there does seem to be some limits of putting their batteries in hold luggage so take the batteries in your hand luggage.  You will also have to follow the standard liquid rules and regulations for the liquid part which are explained if you follow the link.

E-cigs are allowed on most flights but you`re not meant to vape in mid air.

E-cigs are allowed on most flights but you`re not meant to vape in mid air. Smoky…

So, basically yes you can take e-cigarettes in your hand luggage.  It might be worth checking if e-cigs are legal at your destination though as there are a myriad of rules about them as they are relatively new.  E-cigs might not be legal abroad but the Wikipedia page above is useful.

This article by an e-cig manufacturer is very interesting and useful and has details about what is allowed on the plane and people`s comments about their own experiences.

Can I use my e-cigs on a plane?

Probably not but you might get away with it.  You may get away with it or be able to get permission if you are lucky but generally it seems to be against the rules – partly because it may cause confusion and other people may think you are smoking or complain or something!   Some people reckon it is fine if you go in the toilet as it doesn`t set any alarms off but I don`t know and whatever you do is your own choice.

Try at your own risk!

Can I vape/smoke e cigs at the airport?

In the UK at least the answer seems to be yes as they are not banned in public places and airports are no exception.  However, you may want to check the specific airport and in foreign countries the rules will probably be different so yeah.

Am I allowed to:

Take food on the plane?

Wear high heels on the plane?

Before you fly also check out your hand luggage allowance – it may save you a hefty fine or help you decide you can travel with just hand luggage after all and save some more money.   Check out our guide to packing light too.

 

Thanks and have a good flight!  Please share your experiences with taking e-cigarettes on to the plane and if they are allowed. Or if you have had a cheeky vape let us know in the comments below!

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