Can E-cigarettes Be Brought On The Plane?
BY stephen winter @ December 05, 2022

So you've switched over from normal cigarettes to a vaping device, and now you are wondering whether you’ll get your vape through the gate. So can you vape on a plane? Will you get your vape through security? How do you store a vape on a plane?
We have collected some tips about travel with vape. There are some dos and don’ts of vaping on planes and international customs regarding traveling with a vape.

We hope this can provide you with references and help.

Can you take vapes on a plane? Here's What You Need to Know

American Airlines' evaporators and vaping policy

1. In most cases, you can put the vape in your carry-on, but not in your checked luggage.

2. E-cigarettes contain lithium-ion batteries, which can sometimes catch fire. Fires are easier to put out if they occur in the cabin, so all lithium-ion batteries and e-cigarettes or e-cigarettes cannot be stored in checked baggage.

3. You are not allowed to use e-cigarettes in the cabin.

4. It is best to keep the evaporator in your carry-on bag at all times.

5. It is best to disconnect the battery and turn it off if possible. It is also recommended that you empty your vape tank, as cabin pressure changes can cause it to leak.

6. Vape juice should be treated like any other liquid. This means that you cannot carry containers larger than 3.4fl. Ounces or 100 milliliters. Liquids must be kept in clear resealable plastic bags with shampoo, etc.


If you are asked to check your carry-on bag at the gate at the last minute, you will need to remove your vape device and any other lithium-ion batteries and store them on you.

If you are on a long flight and are concerned about nicotine withdrawal symptoms, consider using a nicotine patch or gum.

Here are some of American Airlines' Vape policies:



Alaska Airlines

Electronic smoking devices must be set to safe mode to prevent accidental ignition

Allegiant Air

E-cigarettes are prohibited in checked baggage and can only be carried in the cabin (carry-on or carry-on). These items must not be used on any flights American

AirlinesIt  Airlines

 It's not in the checked baggage. Allowed on board. It's not allowed on airplanes. 

Air LinesrLines

Must be carried on or in hand luggage only


E-cigarettes (vapes), fogging pens and spare batteries are prohibited in checked baggage. The e-cigarette and its separately protected backup battery must be carried in the cabin, and the device must be in the off position and disconnected from the charging system.

Southwest Air

As these items are designed to operate by generating heat, they must be transported in one of the following ways: the batteries can remain installed but must be carried in hand luggage or only by you. This item cannot be used on an airplane

Spirit airlines 

Carry-on is allowed. E-cigarettes and other battery-powered smoking devices are not allowed on any Spirit Airlines aircraft. Some countries, such as the Dominican Republic, prohibit these devices in carry-on luggage, checked baggage, and/or personal baggage, in which case Spirit will enforce such bans

Southwest Airlines

E-cigarettes and personal evaporators cannot be placed in checked or gate-checked baggage. These items may be stored in a carry-on bag or carried on during travel, however, the use and charging of e-cigarettes and personal evaporators is prohibited on all United flights and at United ClubSM locations


Plan ahead

Some vape devices can get expensive. The last thing you want to do is be forced to throw an expensive e-cigarette in the trash because you find you can't take it with you.

So planning is important.

The best advice we can give on this issue is that you have to prepare in advance to find out if your airline will allow you to carry e-cigarettes on their aircraft.

Keep in mind that e-cigarette regulations vary from country to country. Over the past few years, many people have changed their e-cigarette rules.

Countries that ban e-cigarettes

Some governments have enacted regulations or completely banned the use of e-cigarettes on their land and at airports. If you're traveling abroad, it's not just the TSA you TSAd to comply with.

We researched the topic and began to learn where you should definite carrying e-cigarettes. So far in the world, these are the countries that have banned e-cigarettes.

These are the countries where vaping is banned:

Antigua and Barbuda


Australia (unless you have a prescription)










Japan (vaping non-nicotine e-liquid is legal)















Sri Lanka








Vatican City


Airport Regulations

E-cigarettes can only be transported in luggage

E-cigarettes can be carried on or in luggage as long as they remain hidden

E-cigarette juice counts toward the liquid limit

The use of e-cigarettes on airplanes is not allowed

E-cigarettes can be used in airports, but not on planes

E-cigarettes are not allowed in your checked baggage

Do not transport nicotine-based Vape e-liquids

Vaping confused passengers, who sometimes thought they were allowed to smoke regular cigarettes

  • cigarettes have been banned because of random fires

According to Business Insider, each airport has different rules regarding e-cigarettes.

You may find different policies depending on where you are.

Sometimes it is best to call the airport and ask about their policy, as sometimes the website is not fully informative or may leave out parts of their policy.

Supplies you'll need when packing e-cigarettes

Once you are sure that you can carry your vape supplies and vaping oval plane, you need to prepare for the trip.

It can be helpful to have some travel accessories with you to make travel easier.

Store your vape juice in a 3.4-ounce bottle.

Put them in a clear plastic bag to prevent them from leaking.

Store these bottles in your carry-on luggage.

This way, if a bottle is damaged in the left luggage area, the contents of your luggage will not be damaged by a bottle leak.

Make sure to remove your device. Remove the battery and fuel tank to ensure that the pressure inside the aircraft during flight with ill does not cause damage to your e-cigarette.

We recommend using disposable vape pens when traveling. It makes packing and going through security much easier.

Disposable vape pens are handy, especially for short plane trips.

Conclusions about traveling with e-cigarettes

Research whether the country you are visiting allows the use of e-cigarettes

Check the website of the airline you are using for travel

If e-cigarette use is allowed, call your airline to confirm in advance

Make sure to pack your vape device correctly

The best way to prepare to travel with an e-cigarette is to research ahead of time whether you can bring your e-cigarette and vaping juice to the airport and the country/region of travel your destination.

Check the website of the airport you will be stopping at. If you have further questions, please call the airport's customer service hotline in advance.

Always make sure to pack your vape juice in a small 3.4-ounce travel bottle.

If you have additional questions about traveling with an e-cigarette, feel free to comment below.

Happy vaping and traveling!


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