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Offline SittingNow

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Vaping on a Plane
« on: April 24, 2011, 11:29:19 AM »
Hey guys.

I'm going to Florida on Virgin Atlantic in a couple of weeks, and wondered if anyone here had any experiences.
Was thinking about taking some pre-filled carts, and a tornado with me, and possibly some super low vapour juice.

Anyone had any experiences with this, and Virgin in particular?

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Re: Vaping on a Plane
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2011, 03:26:59 PM »
I believe Virgin is one of the handful of airlines that has actually made a statement forbidding vaping on-board.  Most airlines haven't really addressed the issue directly, but a handful have expressly banned it.  I have heard of one or two that actually do allow it, but can't recall the names as they are airlines I haven't otherwise heard of

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Re: Vaping on a Plane
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2011, 04:26:21 PM »
Well I don't know where this person is flying from.  But a few months back the FAA issued a regulation banning the use of e-cigs on all domestic flights.  Not really sure how that would work on an international flight.

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Re: Vaping on a Plane
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2011, 04:44:40 PM »
IIRC (and I may be mistaken) OP is from UK?  I'm not sure if that FAA ruling would apply equally to flights inbound to the US or not.  I'd forgotten all about that ruling.  I haven't actually flown anywhere for a couple of years, now, long before I started vaping

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Re: Vaping on a Plane
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2011, 11:59:49 PM »
I had forgotten about that ruling too..  Kinda funny though, a friend of mine just flew from Boston to FL and vaped in the airport as well as on the plane.. Believe he was flying Delta..

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Re: Vaping on a Plane
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2011, 07:41:40 AM »
I flew to Turkey last year and used my Tornado.

I did not advertise the fact, or blow smoke rings, and I got away with it  ;)

Enjoy a secret vape!

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Re: Vaping on a Plane
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2011, 08:43:29 AM »
We have a airline in Finland called Blue1 and they sell disposable e-cigs on the plane. If they do that you can be quite comfortable pulling out a tank and start vaping. I don't fly that often so I haven't tried it yet.

Funny how some airlines actually promote e-cigs and others ban them without thought.

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Re: Vaping on a Plane
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2011, 09:43:02 AM »
Hi ya guys,
I'm currently in Spain arrives yesterday from gatwick, no problems with security whatsoever, vapid in the airport freely. With Thompson airlines e cigs are not allowed, but I still vaped freely in my seat as I found that keeping the aid conditioning nozzle above my head on, made the vapour disappear almost instantly. I intend to do exactly the same on my return journey in a week.

Happy vaping :)

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Re: Vaping on a Plane
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2011, 02:12:30 PM »
i flew continental and actually got to have the experience of vaping on board as well as numerous questions as to what it was, good info session ;D

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Re: Vaping on a Plane
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2011, 07:39:48 PM »
I did a little searching and the airline I'd heard of that allowed it was Ryan Air.  It was an older news post, so I don't know if it's still valid, but they at the time had approved the use and were beginning to offer the sale of disposable e-cigs onboard

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Re: Vaping on a Plane
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2011, 04:42:42 AM »
Sounds like some of the airlines are getting the message.....Now if they would just spread the word :P

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Re: Vaping on a Plane
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2011, 10:17:29 AM »
this is true^^^^^^^^ you make a valid point

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Re: Vaping on a Plane
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2011, 10:32:02 AM »
I did a little searching and the airline I'd heard of that allowed it was Ryan Air.  It was an older news post, so I don't know if it's still valid, but they at the time had approved the use and were beginning to offer the sale of disposable e-cigs onboard

Unless you have an experience that differs from mine, this is not entirely true as I flew Ryan Air recently.

They're offering the sale of 'smokeless cigarettes' : http://www.similarshop.eu/commerce/smokelesscigarettes/company/smokeless.jsf. These ones.

They're merely a soft plasticy tube with a nictoine insert that you inhale from; no vapor, barely any flavour, no throat hit etc. Utter junk.

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Re: Vaping on a Plane
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2011, 10:39:00 AM »
8.00 dollars for that? ill stick with my $40.00 tank ty very much

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Re: Vaping on a Plane
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2011, 06:12:29 PM »
Well, like I said it was an older article.  I just found it again here:
http://e-cigarett.com/2010/01/15/is-vaping-onboard-of-airplanes-an-issue/

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American Airlines strictly prohibit the use of e-cigarettes while Ryan Air permits them and will even start to sell electronic cigarettes onboard, catering for the passengers comfort.  The carrier will start selling packs of 10 e-cigs at around $8.75 to passengers over the age of 18. BMI is another carrier which allows e-cigarettes onboard, together with some of the leading European and North African carriers.

Not disputing your experience, though.  Just pointing out where I saw it.  Perhaps the article writer was misinformed

Regardless, I don't really mind not vaping onboard a plane, as it is a very cramped space and the comfort of the other passengers is the ultimate issue.  In the airports, however, would be nice since you cannot exactly "go outside" once you've already been through the rigamarole of getting into the terminal.  Manchester NH has (or had a couple years ago, anyway) a smoking lounge in the terminal, but most airports don't.

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Re: Vaping on a Plane
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2011, 11:58:46 PM »
I've done some digging, and depending on which site you read from, some suggest e-cigs, others suggest Similar smokeless.

Given that Ryanair are tight beggers at best and that they're selling Similar, I would assume that the e-cig information is misinformed (Cus lets face it, I reckon more people have heard of e-cigs than that smokeless crap). Ryanair's website has no information at all either.

Overall I would personally be 50/50 at best on whether this is accurate overall.

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Re: Vaping on a Plane
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2011, 12:51:25 PM »
I just got back from N.C. Everything went fine through TSA as for the plane just go to the restroom and blow the vaper down toward the floor.  I did it twice only because it was just an hour or so flight and no problems.

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Re: Vaping on a Plane
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2011, 04:15:00 PM »
Delta airlines and affiliates do not allow vaping on the plane, but by keeping it low and blowing the vapor down I have gotten away with it on  20+ flights.I have no trouble in the airport again by being discrete and blowing the vapor down towards the floor so it is not obvious what I am doing.

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Re: Vaping on a Plane
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2011, 01:36:59 AM »
So how have those of you that have vaped on a plane gotten the PV onboard?  Don't you have to pass through a metal detector?  And if you place your piece into the basket, did they not ask about it?
Help wanted.  Need assistant to refill my cartos and charge my batteries must be willing to work for eliquid wages.

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Re: Vaping on a Plane
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2011, 12:23:26 PM »
If they ask, you just tell them what it is, though I've seen others post that they were never asked.  As long as your liquids are packaged properly per TSA regulations and you're not carrying loose Li-ion batteries you shouldn't have any trouble at all

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Re: Vaping on a Plane
« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2011, 04:17:23 PM »
It is NOT wise to put your batteries in checked luggage they can start a fire ,always carry aboard any batteries ,I put all my batteries and atts in one bag and liquid in another.I have never been questioned at all ,TSA sees thousands of things every day and they can spot a battery, so no problem.

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Re: Vaping on a Plane
« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2011, 04:11:34 AM »
It is NOT wise to put your batteries in checked luggage they can start a fire ,always carry aboard any batteries ,I put all my batteries and atts in one bag and liquid in another.I have never been questioned at all ,TSA sees thousands of things every day and they can spot a battery, so no problem.

ty.  Didn't think of the 'fire hazard' thing, so won't check them again (although not much of an issue because I don't fly much).  Took a trip from Indy to Vegas recently and checked most of my supplies, but I did carry on two Tank rigs (no ejuice except what was in the carts at the time) and had no problems at all with security at either airport.  No one even asked.  I suppose it depends on the air port and who is working security at the time, but even if they ask you about it, I don't think it's going to be a problem as long as you follow security rules for carry-on liquids. :)

P.S.  I didn't vape on the plane, just wanted them to hand for the airport at either end, and vaped openly in the airport with no problems.
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Re: Vaping on a Plane
« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2011, 09:47:17 PM »
vaping on a plane?  we should all be more concerned with snakes on a plane!   (sorry I couldn't resist)
Help wanted.  Need assistant to refill my cartos and charge my batteries must be willing to work for eliquid wages.

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Re: Vaping on a Plane
« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2011, 09:37:01 PM »
vaping on a plane?  we should all be more concerned with snakes on a plane!   (sorry I couldn't resist)

lol.  Well, it had to be said I suppose. :)
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Re: Vaping on a Plane
« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2011, 05:22:02 PM »
So how have those of you that have vaped on a plane gotten the PV onboard?  Don't you have to pass through a metal detector?  And if you place your piece into the basket, did they not ask about it?

Me and my Fiance recently took a holiday over to New Zealand. Each airport we passed through, Heathrow, LAX, New Zealand and San Francisco, we just put all our kit and juices (juices in the see through bags.) into the trays, along with belts handbags etc.The only place we were questioned was Heathrow, but it was easily explained and they were fine.

12 hours on each flight would have been a long time for me to go without  ;) but I wasn't obvious, or using it often, didn't want to draw attention to myself. Knowing I'd have it at the end of the flight was comfort for me :)

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Re: Vaping on a Plane
« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2011, 07:21:10 PM »
I've just got back from Germany and had no problems at all.  I packed all my non-vaping gels and liquids in the suitcase and carried all my vaping kit in hand luggage to make the most of my 100ml allowance.  Leeds security decided transparent tupperware wasn't as good as a plastic bag  for the liquids (thought it was worth a try lol) but apart from a slightly raised eyebrow at the mention of electronic cigarettes, there was no problem with the scanning.  Coming back through Dusseldorf, the security were more interested in my blusher tube and one guy raised my bag of liquids and atomisers to show his pal what electronic cigarette gear looked like!
As to vaping, we flew Jet2 and I just vaped discretely with no problems on the planes or in the airports which was a relief.
Good luck to the rest!  ;D

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Re: Vaping on a Plane
« Reply #26 on: May 06, 2011, 07:41:23 PM »
Yea, our TSA agents in the states here seem to be surprisingly cool with e-cig stuff.  As long as you put your liquids in one ziplock and the e-cig stuff in another, they don't even give it a second look.  Though you defiinitely don't want to put your Tornados in your carry-on.  One TSA agent told me they look just like rifle ammo in the x-ray.

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Re: Vaping on a Plane
« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2011, 01:23:52 AM »
Just got back from San juan, I flew United. I asked the head attendant if a I could use my tank and he told me to be discreet.

I did and I was.    No problems going through TSA. I put my tank and extra bats in my carry on. No problem there either. All my juice and extra stuff was in my checked bag.
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Re: Vaping on a Plane
« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2011, 01:20:33 PM »
yes disgression is key

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Re: Vaping on a Plane
« Reply #29 on: August 25, 2011, 07:03:38 PM »
A couple of tips from experience on the Security Checkpoint --

1) Put your liquid and spare carts into your ziplock bag with your toothpaste, etc for the x-ray  this way they can visually see it if they think it looks "funny" on the x-ray.

2) Put your e-cig (battery, atty, cart, etc all assembled) directly in the "tub" with your laptop, etc but not on top of anything -- they need to be able to see it clearly on the x-ray.

I once had 7 cartomizers perfectly arranged in an empty, clear prescription bottle and left it in my coat pocket in the x- ray. It looked about like this from the top:

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They were quite puzzled by it (I'm sure it looked quite odd!) 

Also, the TSA has said explicitly that e-cigs are fine to take through security: http://blog.tsa.gov/2010/05/e-cigarettes-go-or-no-go.html

As for vaping on the plane -- I usually just chew some nicotine gum, but, if I do vape, I only do it if I'm at the window, the person next to me is sleeping (or clueless), with as much discreetness as possible (exhale into shirt) and ONLY if the window shade is down and the lights above are off.  I imagine what I'd think if when looking at the person in front of me I started seeing "smoke" and knew nothing about e-cigs.  I bet people would seriously freak out!

 

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