+1 to what Lady said!! The airport talk begins at post #189. There's some good stuff in there. Too bad it's so buried!
Originally Posted by LadyStrick9
This is what I posted:
I know that rules vary from airport to airport and nothing is certain with airport security, but I've been through 4 different airport security checkpoints in the last year and I haven't had any trouble. What I do is: put all batteries in clear ziploc bag and label bag "Electronic cigarette batteries" and I do the same with my cartos, except I label it "Electronic cigarette cartridges". I know that's not the correct terminology, but I don't feel like explaining cartomizers to people, especially security. I put small (under 3oz of course) bottles of juice in my toiletries bag with all the other small liquid containing bottles. Now, I do this to carry on my bag. I've never checked a bag with ecigs in them, I read somewhere about batteries being in checked luggage could create problems. I've also heard of security opening peoples bags to check out their ecigs, but haven't heard of any issues once they figured out what they were. Because of this I normally put the batts and cartos on top or in a front pocket of my bag so they can get to them easier and they won't have to dig through all of my stuff to find them. If you want you could always put the bag of batts and cartos in the bucket so they can be seen even easier.
But in my experience I haven't had any issues. Btw, I've only flown inside the US, I'm not sure about international flying.
Don't worry about it. It should be fine!
Re: International flights, I flew to Mazatlan, Mexico from California last year, and took my stuff with me, duplicate everything (chargers, batts, cartos, did not bring juices just in case) in my carryon as well as checked baggage. No worries whatsoever, even on the Mexican Customs side. I also vaped in the airplane toilet on the flight (instinctively exhaled into toilet while flushing) with no issues, but be advised this IS against the rules on some if not most airlines (I remember seeing a pic posted of a sign on a SW plane specifically mentioning ecigs), but was something I chose to do anyway (it was a long flight!)
Ok, after my first two flights I must report that security was no problem for me at all.
One thing I feel I must mention is that Southwest has Electronic Cigs clearly spelled out
as a federal guideline on there do's and don'ts
I would assume all other airlines follow the same guidelines.
I am res-erecting an older thread. I am trying to plan a trip to Texas to see my brother and his family for July. He wants my daughter and I to fly down to see him and he is willing to pay half the costs for the flight to and from. I found tickets for $496 round trip, my husband put in for the time off so he can be with my son and dogs while we are gone. I am nervous about leaving my son. I have never been without him for more than a couple days. I know we cant afford all of us to go and I feel bad for that but my husband is ok with my daughter and I going.
I am researching all the rules about flying since it has been 7 years since I have flown. I am so nervous just thinking about it. I have read all the ideas about where to put my batteries and juices and all my ecig stuff. I am now trying to figure out what size bags to use for a carry on. I want one carry on for me and one for my daughter and I figure we can make it 10 days with one checked bag, not sure about that though. I guess I am just looking for some ideas. I want to take my kindle, camera and phone of course. I thought about my laptop but I dont think I will take that. My kindle should do fine. I am trying to figure the best way to pack everything that we will need and fall into the security rules for flying. I am so nervous about it and its a couple months away but that is how I work, once a trip is planned I start packing almost immediately. Thanks for any help!
Well, I bought a new suitcase that said it would fit into overhead bins. Different airlines have different costs for checking luggage. You might want to check your airline for the specifics. That will help a lot. I do know that for a carry on you can have nothing liquid or even toothpaste over 3 0z. Electronics...you can carry those with you, but you have to put them in a bin to be scanned when you are going through security, same with your purse, shoes, etc. Take everything out of your pockets. Make sure there is nothing weird in your purse. ( My friend was stopped because she had a corkscrew in her purse...didn't even know she had that with her..LOL.)
Stephanie, don't panic GF. Your carry on can be as big as about the same size of the small suitcase that comes in those 3 piece sets. If you go to any of the airline websites, they'll give you the measurements, I'm pretty sure.
It will be summer in Texas...so you can pack a TON of clothes. I "roll" my stuff. It wrinkles less and I feel like I can find things easier for matching up my stuff. If I'm going to be somewhere for a few days only, I get those small little sets in the cosmetic aisle at drug store or wal mart...the empty plastic containers for shampoo, etc. I pack only the basics. Put back a few bucks to pick up things there if needed. It's so much easier.
Don't take things you won't need because you are worried that you "might" need something. LOL Like an umbrella or an extra jacket.Assume you can do a load of laundry while you're there and don't try to outfit yourself and your daughter for 2 weeks of clean clothes.
Take ONE nice dress in case you go out for dinner or something (this is where that "little black dress" comes in handy). I always had problems with HAIR STUFF. I needed all my appliances. Ugh! I got over that.
Here's the link to the airline info we talked about a while ago. I hope this helps.
Travel and E-Cig
Awesome. That helps MissEmma! Thanks!
Should I put my juice in my carry on or in checked bag? I read this (3-1-1 for carry-ons = 3.4 ounce (100ml) bottle or less (by volume) ; 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin. One-quart bag per person limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring. 3.4 ounce (100ml) container size is a security measure.) on the TSA website so I am guessing I can put 3 full bottles in my carry on?
Thanks Lady! Thats all I have been doing this morning! Reading this and reading that! I want to get some idea of what to expect ahead of time. Thats one of my flaws, I think too much about it way before I need to! Yes I am sure we can do some laundry so I wasnt quite planning on 2 weeks worth but I always pack way too much stuff! Lol. I never know what I want to wear until that day!
Originally Posted by LadyStrick9
I hear ya Steph! I use to pack too much too. But, man, I've gotten good at "down-sizing" now. I pack better than Mayflower. LOL
Originally Posted by StephanieT
I'm flying this thursday for overnight biz trip. Will only bring carry-on and my laptop bag. Since basically two days, I take 2 6ml tanks filled, 2 ego batts and 6 carts for my titan. A charger and USB connector/ charger. I put the tanks and juice in the 1 qt baggie along with toothpaste, aftershave, etc.. the batts I leave in my laptop bag. I've not had any issues doing this with TSA.
If I travel for extended period with 1 checked bag, I put most juice in there inside a baggie in case of leaking. I don't put filled tanks in checked bag, pressurization can do weird things to liquids. I put batts and charges in Checked bag. For carry on, which is a laptop (if it's work) or a back pack (if it's holiday) I do the same as above for my vaping needs, being sure to have at least 2 batts and a charger. I'd hate to have lost luggage and not have my vaping tools.
last summer I did a month in the UK with my family and we managed with one carry on and one checked suitcase each. We stayed under the weight limit so no fines. We packed with layers in mind since UK even in summer can be chilly. We did do laundry while away. If you ever want a list of what to pack for maximum useage and minimal weight, Rick Steve's adventures in Europe books have great packing tips. Even if it's a trip in US with your own car, minimizing the amount of stuff to take along is great. I hate schlepping.
In the Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy it says to take a towel and Don't Panic!
Enjoy your trip in July.