As of 2018, 45 million adults vaped regularly.
With this many vapers, there are likely times when people want to bring their vapes on a plane.
If you’re traveling to Canada by air, or in Canada domestically, you might wonder what the rules are for flying with a vape.
In this article, we’ll give you some of the top tips for flying with a vape in Canada so that you aren’t caught by surprise.
1. Check with the Airline Before Flying with a Vape
Most airlines will allow you to fly with a vape. However, it is in your best interest to check with the airline first. Some European airlines, like FlyBe, don’t allow passengers to fly with a vape at all, so you’ll want to make sure you can before you board.
If you get caught trying to travel with a vape on an airline that doesn’t allow it, you’ll most likely have no other option but to dispose of the vape. As you’re aware that vapes and vape equipment aren’t cheap, this could end up costing you hundreds of dollars.
If your airline doesn’t allow vapes on board, switch airlines or buy a new vape at your destination.
2. You Can’t Pack Vapes in Your Checked Luggage
Vapes are not allowed in checked luggage. If found, the airline will most likely destroy your vape or toss it away. Of course, you can try and get away with it and hope they don’t notice, but you’ll be putting yourself and your fellow passengers at significant risk.
Vapes are no longer allowed in checked luggage because they can set fire. If the vape catches fire in the belly of the plane with no one there to see it, this can cause an issue with the plane itself catching fire.
Keep everyone safe and pack your vape in your carry on luggage.
3. Don’t Vape on the Plane
Even though you can fly with the vape in your hand luggage, this doesn’t mean you can vape on the plane itself. The rule against smoking applies to vaping, so you’ll need to keep it tucked away for the duration of the flight.
You can vape again once you get to your destination in Canada. Most Canadian airports have designated areas for smokers outside and inside of terminals, and you can go there to have your smoke once you’re off the plane.
4. Don’t Charge Your Vape on the Plane
While you may be able to charge your laptop, phone, or other electronic items that can recharge with USB cables, a vape isn’t one of them. Most airlines don’t allow you to charge your vape on the plane, even if it needs a charge.
Before you board the flight, make sure you charge your vape so that you’re able to smoke it once you get to your destination. Otherwise, you might end up grumpy and hankering for a vape you won’t be able to get for several more hours.
5. Your eLiquid Must Be Under 100 MLs
As every liquid you take on a plane must be under 100 milliliters, so must your vape juice. Generally speaking, you can’t take more than one liter of liquid on board, each item being under 100 milliliters. Don’t, however, expect to be able to take a full liter of liquid on board, as the 100-milliliter items must fit into a one-liter bag. This means that you’ll have a little less room than a full liter.
This one-liter allowance extends to all your liquids. Thus, if you carry make-up or shampoo, plus the eLiquid, it must all be under 1 liter combined.
If you need more eLiquid once you get to Canada, or to your destination, you can have a look at Canada ejuice deals.
6. Your eLiquid Can Leak
Because of the change in pressure when you fly, the eLiquid can leak, and often does. Many people report that if they store their liquid in a bag with other liquids, it will get all over the other liquids. If they store it with their other items, it is likely to spill all over them.
To ensure that your eLiquid arrives with you at your destination safe and sound, we recommend that you wrap it in a towel or in its own bag. To be extra safe, you can wrap it in a towel and then place it in its own zip baggie.
Place this in your carryon, and you’ll avoid a huge mess. You may still have to deal with cleaning it up a little bit once you arrive, but your liquid won’t be all over your stuff.
Some people also suggest that you hold your vape juice when the plane takes off and lands to avoid a spill. They say that holding it upside-down will prevent the change in pressure from causing a mess.
Traveling with a Vape
In general, flying with a vape doesn’t pose too much risk of harm in Canada. In countries that have outlawed vaping, flying with one can be a bit of a bigger risk. But as vaping remains popular in Canada, you should have no problem flying with one, as long as you follow the guidelines and rules.
And if you take away one tip from this article, remember to never pack a vape in your checked luggage.
If you’re struggling to stay sober or using vapes as a way to quit cigarettes, visit our post about staying sober whilst you travel.