Cigaretts, Vapes, Lighters and Elf Bars on a Plane
Cigarettes, e-cigarettes, vapes and lighters all pose a fire and safety risk when travelling on a plane. That is why there are strict regulations about what you can bring on a plane. Most airlines in the UK require these items to be taken in your carry-on luggage. This also depends on the quality and potential risk factor of the item. For a lot of travellers however, they are a necessity item. So here is a bit more about the regulations for plane travel when carrying cigarettes, e-cigarettes, lighters and more. Keep reading to find the response to the questions:
Many people use a range of vape options, you can take both regular and disposable vapes on a plane in the UK. You can also take elf bars, geek bars and any other type of disposable vape in your carry-on luggage as long as it adheres to the standard hand luggage regulations.
It is important to note that these items are only permitted as hand luggage, and should be stored safely in a sealed bag or container. Because they are hand luggage-only items most UK airlines allow for a maximum of 15-20 disposables in flight. For specific regulations please refer to your individual airline guidelines online.
Regulations around taking a vape or an e-cigarette are very similar on a plane in 2022. All e-cigarettes must also be taken in hand luggage in a secure package, with the e-liquids in a clear sealed package.
There is a limit of 100ml per bottle of e-liquids.
You can take a maximum of 15 batteries in your hand luggage, including those that are in your e-cigarette device and any other electronic devices you may be carrying.
It is important to note in the UK, at individual airports there are strict regulations around the use of e-cigarettes on the grounds of an airport. Some airports allow e-cigarette smoking in between terminals. While others restrict the use of e-cigarettes to allocated smoking areas outside limited terminals.
You can take cigarettes on a plane in the UK both in your checked in luggage and in your hand luggage. If you are taking cigarettes in your hand luggage they must comply with general hand luggage size requirements, and should not be used in the terminal or on the plane. Each UK airport has individually allocated smoking areas and restrictions, if you require a smoke during your time at the airport.
There is also a tobacco allowance for flights in and out of the UK as listed below.
You are allowed to bring a maximum of one from the following:
200 sticks of tobacco for electronic heated tobacco devices
This can also be split as identified on the UK govt website ie. 100 cigarettes and 25 cigars (both half of your allowance).
You can only take one lighter on the plane in the UK. This lighter must be taken with you in a clear sealed bag, and kept on you for the duration of the flight.
It is NOT permitted to put a lighter in your checked in bag.
It is NOT permitted to take more than one lighter on board.
It is NOT permitted to place your lighter in your cabin bag after screening.
These rules also apply to taking matches on board a plane. You are allowed to take one box of safety matches on board a plane which must be carried on you at all times.
Some Tips Before your Flight
Check all the regulations before taking the way to the airport.
Make sure you have not taken anything against the terms of your airline.
Learn about the objects you are allowed to take with you on a plane.
Avoid problematic items which can danger your or other passengers' lives.
Enjoy your travel with Eminent and maintain all the necessary regulations.