Transporting your most prized vaping devices has always felt like a hot risk when traveling the airways. Many vapers have gone as far as disassembling their device into many pieces as a result in the fear of them being confiscated or creating an unnecessary issue.
We could say that avoiding an issue would be the best practice, but after reaching your destination, you’ll then be forced to snatching up a quick gas station disposable. If that’s not bad enough, your whole vacation or trip planned could go up in flames since many of you have become so used to using that specific product that makes you perfectly happy. However, there’s some good news for you travelers that will veer you away from ninja-travel mode and back to your spoiled, pampered and satisfied vaping self.
The recent announcement from the TSA was expressed via Twitter after the security administration discovered a grenade-shaped vaping device in a carry-on bag at the Salt Lake City International Airport.
— TSA (@TSA) July 10, 2014
And the image cited was of course the only grenade-shaped device that exists on the e-cigarette market; the Innokin CoolFire 2.
To let this be known with the public, the TSA also included this in the Instagram post:
#TSATravelTip: #Ecig’s and #vaping devices ARE permitted in your carry-on and checked bags. Unless they look like a grenade…This #TSACatch is a grenade-shaped vaping device that was discovered in a carry-on bag at the #SaltLakeCity International Airport.
Often times, we as vapers will argue any strict rules that restrict us from using the devices we enjoy each day. However, this isn’t a cause for an arguement. The TSA is openly stating that we can travel with our devices – no ninja-travel mode needed, no disassembling of devices… it’s astonishingly permitted, even though many of thought otherwise. But, if your device happens to look like a grenade, a knife, a gun or anything else that could potentially create an issue, it’s restricted.
Luckily for us the e-cigarette market is plentiful, so we can easily switch to the next mod in our line-up for a hassle-free traveling experience.
The agency included:
If an item looks like a grenade, it is prohibited. When these items are discovered, they can cause significant delays while explosives detection professionals resolve the alarm. While E-Cigs and vaping devices are permitted in your checked and carry-on bags, using them at an airport or on an aircraft depends upon the airport, airline, and local laws.
So, I leave you with this: If you’re planning on traveling high in the skies in the future, feel free to bring along your cartomizers, clearomizers, rebuildable atomizers and your most prized mods, but do not bring your grenade of a vaping device or you might just find yourself in an explosive situation.
Have you ever had trouble traveling with your vaping devices? Let us know in the comments below.