It has been years since smoking was allowed on commercial flights, but what about vaping? Can you vape on a plane or perhaps in an airport while you wait for your flight? If you’re flying into or out of Australia and you vape, these questions might not seem out of place and may have already crossed your mind. While the rules and regulations are subject to change, here’s what we know at this time.
Vaping In Australia’s Airports
Airports across Australia have different rules when it comes to vaping. At times, local laws play their part in determining what exactly a given airport can allow when it comes to vaping and vaping products. While some Australian airports do allow for smoking and vaping in designated areas, others prohibit the use of vaping products entirely. This means you will have to look at specific airports in order to determine what their vaping policies are.
Vaping In Adelaide Airport
You can vape at Adelaide Airport, however, you cannot do so inside of the airport. Instead, you must find a designated vaping area in order to puff on your e-cigarette. The same is true for smoking, but who even smokes these days? Oh yeah, lots and lots of people. To the smokers out there, it’s time to switch to vaping!
How To Determine An Airport’s Vaping Policy
When researching airport vaping policies, finding answers can be difficult. Not all airports publish their vaping policies online, which makes the task of determining exactly what they allow and what they do not that much more tedious. If you are unable to find information on an airport’s website, your next option is to simply contact them. Call them if you must and ask them about their vaping policy. Hopefully, one of their employees will be able to shed more light on the matter. You may want to call them anyways even if you are able to find information on their website about their vaping policy, as it’s always best to double-check before you go and run afoul of their policy or local laws.
Flying With E-Cigarettes & Vape Batteries
E-cigarettes are powered by batteries, which is something that most vapers already know. However, not all vapers are aware of the fact that the batteries used by vaping devices have been internationally banned from being transported in checked luggage on commercial flights. The reason for this is that there is a chance that the batteries could overheat and pose a fire risk.
You absolutely cannot vape on an aeroplane. So if you’re on a plane, don’t even bother taking out your e-cigarette because you definitely can’t use it and you almost certainly can’t so much as charge it while you’re on a flight.
Where To Store Your E-Cigs When Flying
If you are intent on bringing your e-cigarette along during your next flight, you will have to store it in the hand luggage that you carry with you when you board your flight. But before you even think about bringing your e-cigarette, make sure you check with any airports and airlines that you will encounter during the course of your journey to make sure that you are allowed to store your vape batteries in your carry-on luggage.
Individual airlines have their own policies when it comes to the number of e-cigarette batteries you can store in your carry-on luggage so be sure to check with your airline in advance.
Also, be sure to remember that there is a high likelihood that you will not be allowed to charge any vaping devices while you are flying. And it may go without saying but you absolutely cannot use your vape while flying.
Flying With Vape Juice
As a general rule of thumb, airports typically limit the volume of liquids that can be carried in a single container. As a result, it is likely that you will only be allowed to travel with e-liquid bottles that contain less than 30ml of vape juice. While not always the case, there is a fair chance that you will be able to take enough e-liquid bottles to fill a clear plastic sandwich bag, but this is not always the case so you should verify what limitations are in place prior to travelling.
If your e-liquid contains nicotine, you will want to make sure to check what local laws may govern vaping products that contain nicotine. In some cases, vaping products that contain nicotine are prohibited. If you are travelling outside of Australia, you will want to make sure that any areas you are travelling through do not have any laws in place that prohibit the possession or use of vaping products, even if you’re only touching down there briefly to catch a connecting flight. Running afoul of the law in some countries can result in fines as well as imprisonment.