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Thread: My experience with Vaping and Flying

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    My experience with Vaping and Flying

    Howdy all,
    A few days ago I flew from Melb to Adelaide, I was concerned about my vape and security but I shouldn't have been. Here is my experience.

    Juice, wire, wicks in luggage - Vape in carry on.

    Flying there.

    Security had no issue with the vape on carry on. I moved around to watch the scanner - I saw my vape very clearly, the scanner guy didn't even bat and eye lid.

    When I checked my luggage my juice had leaked everywhere, I know holds are pressurised however i'd say not to the degree as the cabin.


    Flying back

    As a test I put everything in my luggage except juice which went in carry on.

    Went through security no issue - no concern on juice.

    However! About 20 mins before boarding I was paged over the Air port speaker system to urgently come to security. I met the dude and was escorted into the depth of the air port - I let him know that I had "accidentally" packed my vape in luggage. They take me to a room, wheel out my kit, and show me a scanned image of my vape - it was glowing (the image). They asked me to take it out .. I did. And that's it. No fine or BS.. just gotta take it on the plane. It is because of their concerns of it being activating and catching alight. I explained my mod couldn't do this - and he agreed. It's just policy.

    In returning to the main air port the bloke shared that 8 times out of ten it's a vibrator they need to pull from luggage - so next time you're at an air port and you hear a security page for a passenger, they probably have a vape in their luggage ... or a vibrator.

    So, flying? Vape goes in carry on. Everything else CAN go in luggage.

    Oh and during the safety message at the start they now say Smoking and E-Cigarette are banned.
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    I just chuck my vape in the tray with my phone and wallet. Only question I have had was "so do these really work?"

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    Don't think you are meant to put batteries in your checked luggage tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Courage View Post
    Howdy all,
    A few days ago I flew from Melb to Adelaide, I was concerned about my vape and security but I shouldn't have been. Here is my experience.

    Juice, wire, wicks in luggage - Vape in carry on.

    Flying there.

    Security had no issue with the vape on carry on. I moved around to watch the scanner - I saw my vape very clearly, the scanner guy didn't even bat and eye lid.

    When I checked my luggage my juice had leaked everywhere, I know holds are pressurised however i'd say not to the degree as the cabin.


    Flying back

    As a test I put everything in my luggage except juice which went in carry on.

    Went through security no issue - no concern on juice.

    However! About 20 mins before boarding I was paged over the Air port speaker system to urgently come to security. I met the dude and was escorted into the depth of the air port - I let him know that I had "accidentally" packed my vape in luggage. They take me to a room, wheel out my kit, and show me a scanned image of my vape - it was glowing (the image). They asked me to take it out .. I did. And that's it. No fine or BS.. just gotta take it on the plane. It is because of their concerns of it being activating and catching alight. I explained my mod couldn't do this - and he agreed. It's just policy.

    In returning to the main air port the bloke shared that 8 times out of ten it's a vibrator they need to pull from luggage - so next time you're at an air port and you hear a security page for a passenger, they probably have a vape in their luggage ... or a vibrator.

    So, flying? Vape goes in carry on. Everything else CAN go in luggage.

    Oh and during the safety message at the start they now say Smoking and E-Cigarette are banned.
    Thank you. That's very helpful to me as I am going to LA in a few weeks.
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    200 cigs in the duty free and a lighter seems so much easier

    Why in this day and people feel the need to experiment or do a test while at an airport or getting a flight

    A thread about asking what to do before going on a flight and then a thread after with info on a test you did

    Fcuk me

    What is the point

    Next it will be asking about what to do when you need to pass wind and then a thread saying you did the opposite






    And yes I'm in a bad mood and this just tipped me over the edge
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    Good info, thanks

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    Also, you can only carry on your vape with battery/batteries, plus maximum 2 spare batteries appropriately stored.

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    Glad someone bought this up.
    I was driving over the alpine area in beautiful Victoria (over Mt Hotham) with the vapes at hand in the console of the vehicle and noticed that the tanks were leaking a fair bit. I put that down to the air pressure at altitude. Same deal on the way back. Soaked the console and made the car smell nice! Not an ideal air freshener. Any body else have this experience?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DocM View Post
    Glad someone bought this up.
    I was driving over the alpine area in beautiful Victoria (over Mt Hotham) with the vapes at hand in the console of the vehicle and noticed that the tanks were leaking a fair bit. I put that down to the air pressure at altitude. Same deal on the way back. Soaked the console and made the car smell nice! Not an ideal air freshener. Any body else have this experience?
    Not since I moved to Kanger Subtanks, I even fly with them. The trick is to have the tank full if you expect pressure changes. A lower volume of air in the tank means that the volume change in the tank is much less - the liquid is not compressible.

    Leaking occurs with you move from high pressure to low pressure, because the expanding air in the tank pushes liquid into the atomiser. Going the other way just causes air to enter the tank so you may see some bubbles.

    When flying juice bottles should be in zip lock backs just in case. Spare tanks should be empty or also in ziplock bags.
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    Ive had tanks leak previously. Aspire cleito leaked badly, however after moving to the Aspire Cleito Exo = no problems.

 

 

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