With smoking bans in airports throughout the U.S., many of our readers have questions about whether they can travel with electronic cigarettes and e-liquid/e-juice. The staff at ecigexpress.com has compiled answers to the most frequently asked questions we receive about travel.
Can I smoke my e-cig on the airplane?
No. The U.S. Department of Transportation prohibits the use of electronic cigarettes on airplanes. You can, however, travel with electronic cigarettes and e-liquid/e-juice (see below for more information).
Smoking electronic cigarettes on U.S. flights has been officially banned since 2011, most likely because of the confusion it would cause on flights. Simply put, airlines don’t want to have to explain what electronic cigarettes are to those passengers who might not know what they are.
Can I get through security with e-liquid/e-juice?
Yes. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) does not prohibit liquids for electronic cigarettes. You can bring commercially labeled liquids not exceeding 3.4 ounces (100 ml) if they are placed in a clear plastic bag (e.g., ziplock bag).
For information about carrying liquids through security, visit: http://www.tsa.gov/311/index.shtm
Can I travel with large bottles of e-liquid/e-juice?
If you want to travel with bottles of e-liquid/e-juice larger than 3.4 ounces (100 ml), you will have to wrap it securely and place it in a checked bag. You cannot take liquids in large bottles onto the airplane.
Can I bring rechargeable batteries through security?
Yes, the TSA recommends packing batteries in carry-on luggage rather than in your checked baggage. We recommend disconnecting the batteries from the atomizer before going through security.
For more information on traveling with batteries, visit:
Where can I find more information on TSA rules and regulations?
For information on items prohibited by the TSA, visit: