Some basic tips to start with. These are pretty general so any personal tips or stories will be helpful.
Check Airline Regulations:
Before you travel, research the specific regulations of the airline you’ll be flying with regarding vaping devices and e-liquids. Different airlines may have varying rules and restrictions.
Carry-On Your Vape Kit:
Always carry your vape kit, batteries, and essential accessories in your carry-on bag. This ensures that your devices and batteries remain with you and aren’t subject to temperature extremes in the cargo hold.
Empty Your Tank:
Before your flight, empty your vape tank to prevent leaks caused by changes in air pressure during the flight. Store any remaining e-liquid bottles in a leak-proof bag or container.
Secure Your Batteries:
Remove batteries from your vape mod and store them in a protective case to prevent accidental firing or short-circuiting. Many airlines require that spare batteries be carried in your carry-on luggage.
Label Your E-Liquids:
If you’re carrying homemade e-liquids, label them clearly with the flavor name, nicotine strength (if applicable), and the bottle size. Some countries have restrictions on e-liquids, so having clear labeling can be helpful.
Follow Local Laws:
Familiarize yourself with the vaping laws and regulations of the destination you’re traveling to. Some countries have strict vaping restrictions or even bans.
Pack Extra Supplies:
Bring extra coils, wicking material, and any essential tools for maintenance. You might not easily find vape supplies in every location.
Ziplock Bags for E-Liquids:
Place e-liquid bottles in Ziplock bags to contain any potential leaks. Consider using travel-sized bottles to minimize the risk of spills.
Check Security Procedures:
Be prepared for additional security checks when traveling with vape equipment. Keep your vape kit and e-liquids easily accessible for inspection during security screening.
When not in use, store your vape device and e-liquids upright to minimize the risk of leakage.
Research Vape Shops:
If your destination is known for vaping, research local vape shops or online retailers where you can purchase e-liquids, coils, or replacement parts in case of emergencies.
Respect No-Vaping Zones:
Always respect designated no-vaping areas, whether it’s an airport, hotel, or public space. Ignoring these restrictions can lead to issues and negatively impact the reputation of vapers.
Disposable Vape Option:
For short trips, consider using disposable vape devices to simplify your setup and minimize potential hassles with carrying multiple components.