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It’s the start of the new year and the perfect time to jump on a plane and enjoy a well-deserved getaway. One thought that may have crossed your mind while getting ready for your trip is your vape; can you bring your favourite device and refillable pods?

Are vapes allowed on planes, andwhat’s the protocol for travelling with one?We’ve put together a small guide for travelling with your vape to ensure your travel experience goes smoothly.

Can You Fly with Your Vape?

Yes. It’s perfectly safe and legal to fly with your vape device. However, there are a few key things to remember to ensure a smooth flying experience.

Carry-on Only

The most crucial point is that you do not pack your device in your checked luggage – you must pack your vape in your carry-on bag. Vapes are prohibited from checked luggage due to the fire risk posed by their lithium batteries.

Cabin Pressure

Up in the sky, the air cabin is full of pressure, which causes vape tanks to leak. Ensure your tank is empty or partially empty before packing the device in your carry-on. 

Using Your Vape

While vapes are allowed on planes, vaping during your flight is prohibited. However, you can use your vape in the designated smoking areas at the airport before or after your flight.

How to Pack Your Vape Gear

You can pack the rest of your vape gear, charger, e-liquid, spare coils, and refillable pods in your checked luggage. Pack these goods responsibly, specifically the e-liquid. Depending on where you plan to travel, you can buy your accessories upon arrival as needed. If you plan on bringing your favourite NZ nic salts or e-liquids, pack them individually in bottles of no more than 100ml. These bottles then go into a transparent zip-lock plastic bag. Each traveller has a limit of one bag, so pick your flavour wisely. 

Learn the Local Vape Laws

The final part of travelling with your vape gear is to learn the local rules and regulations. Read up on the local laws regarding importing and using vape products. For example, in Australia, you can only buy nicotine vape products with a valid prescription—you’ll want to ensure you’ve got enough juice to keep you going. Aside from looking out for yourself, it’s important to be respectful to the country you’re visiting. Learn where you can and cannot vape to avoid disrespecting locals.

Enjoy Your Vape-cation

Whether you’re planning the vacation of your dreams or a fun getaway for the weekend, it’s important to know the rules. Fortunately, travelling with your vape is simple. All it takes is some reading up and a bit of common sense. With this handy guide, you can travel smoothly and enjoy your destination, vape-in-hand. Ensure you’ve packed everything properly before you head to the airport, and remember to be respectful of those around you when you arrive. For all the vape accessories you need on your trip, check out the extensive range at HiVape.

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