My husband and I flew from Virginia to California to spend the Christmas Holidays with our daughter and her family. I usually have an awful time flying anywhere. A little claustrophobic and the thoughts of being without a cig for 10 to 12 hours would just about put me over the edge!
I would have to take half a Valium on the way to the airport, another half a tab when I got on the plane and depending on flight/layover times at least another half tab before finally getting to my destination and running outside for a cig or two before I would even get my luggage claimed!
This was my first time flying with my SD and I've never had a better experience traveling by plane. Not counting the problems with the plane........
In my purse/carry on, I had 2 SD's, two attys and two batteries. My two little 5ml bottles of liquid in a baggie with my other liquids. In my husbands carry on/computer bag, he had my four spare batteries and 2 chargers, spare attys and carts. In my checked luggage I had several 5ml bottles of liquid in a baggie that I stuffed in a boot. (didn't want it to 'disappear') I'm sure I over packed my supplies but, I figured with my luck, if one of something went bad, I had to have plenty of back up! We were gone for 10 days and I didn't want to be caught without being able to vape! Heck, I even took a spare button for the SD! Talk about being a worry wort!
Am I into these things or what!?
The plane, surprisingly, wasn't very full so hubby and I had a whole row to ourselves and I 'stealth' vaped all the way to CA. I did make sure that the Flight Attendants didn't see my SD because I was pretty sure they would know what it was and tell me to put it away. I didn't have the nerve to try it in the restroom. Better to have them see me vaping and tell me to put it away than to set off the smoke detector in the restroom and have the whole plane load of people starting at me.
On the way back I was a little concerned about security after the recent attempt to blow up a plane had just happened. I had already told my husband that if they tried to take my SD's I wouldn't be getting on the plane with him! There's too much money wrapped up in these to let them take them from me! Yeah, I know I could just mail them to myself and get on the plane but, then I'd be without them! Not gonna happen! Anyway, sailed through security without a blink and once again, hubby and I had the whole row to ourselves and I 'stealth' vaped all the way back to Virginia. Not one bit of Valium or one frayed nerve this trip! Not even with the delays because of equipment problems with both planes coming and going! Spent a day in Disneyland while out there and vaped all through Disneyland. Didn't have to search for 'Smoking Areas'.
Best flying experience I've ever had! I just hope they never stop us from carrying this stuff in our carry ons. I'll be back on the Valium!