This is a question that quite a lot of people are asking when it comes to traveling. “Can you bring a Juul on a plane?“
I’ll give it to you right away, the answer is “Yes!” So no need to worry about suffering from withdrawals on vacation.
However, there are some rules and TSA policies you might want to be aware of before bringing your Juul on a plane. We definitely don’t want to get into trouble for breaking these rules. It won’t be fun for us, nor the other passengers on board.
Can You Bring A Juul On A Plane? What TSA Says
So According to TSA, Electronic cigarettes and vaping devices (Juuls included) are not allowed in checked bags. The reason being, these electronic devices with lithium batteries could pose a fire hazard when they malfunction and overheat. Potentially causing a fire in the luggage compartment of the plane.
And if this happens, no one will be able to attend to the fire. Which as you guess, could be extremely dangerous and even potentially bring a plane down. And we definitely don’t want that to happen!
In 2016, a Hawaiian airline’s flight from Honolulu to Kahului caught on fire mid-flight due to a checked-bag that contained an e-cigarette. Thankfully, the plane was able to safely land upon finding out about the smoke in its cargo area. But imagine if it was flying over water and had nowhere to safely land. Things could’ve gone really wrong.
Can You Bring Juul Pods On A Plane?
Carrying Juul pods is not considered a big deal as long as they are cannabis-free pods.
According to the TSA, Juul pods (e-liquids) are allowed on the plane. You can either choose to place it in a checked bag or in your carry-on.
However, if you do decide to place your Juul pods in a carry-on bag. Please make sure you follow the 3.4oz/100ml TSA liquid policy: any liquid packed in a carry-on must be in containers smaller than 3.4oz/100ml and placed in a clear quart-size bag.
Also, make sure that you discard any half-used/opened Juul pods before boarding the plane. Since extreme altitude can cause your Juul pods to start leaking. Which will make a mess in your bag.
Can You Bring Portable Juul Chargers On A Plane?
According to the TSA, “Portable chargers or power banks containing a lithium-ion battery must be packed in carry-on bags.”
As mentioned before, lithium batteries can cause dangerous fire hazards mid-flight when placed in the cargo department of the plane. Therefore, please make sure to double and triple-check when packing for your trip to ensure your e-cigarette devices are packed properly and NOT placed in your checked bag.
Is Vaping Allowed On Planes?
Is vaping allowed on planes? No, it is not! Vaping during a flight is basically the same as smoking an actual cigarette. Also, vaping is now prohibited in certain public spaces since it can potentially put others’ health at risk.
Since 2016, the Department of Transportation has banned vaping in commercial flights. According to the DOT, this ban applies to “all scheduled flights of U.S. and foreign carriers involving transportation in, to, and from the U.S”
So even though E-Cigarettes are technically allowed on planes, using it during the flight is a big no-no. Also, make sure to NEVER charge your Juul in flight due to the potential fire hazard that can be caused by the lithium battery. In an American flight from Las Vegas to Chicago, a passenger’s e-cigarette battery reached such a high level of heat that it ignited a fire mid-flight. Thankfully the plane safely landed and no one was hurt. But things could’ve definitely gone way worse.
Can You Use Your Juul At The Airport?
Well, this kind of depends on which airport you’re at. So check with the airport’s vaping policy before your trip. For e-cigarette smokers, enduring a long-haul flight without taking a hit can be quite excruciating.
For example, there are some vape-friendly airports like John F. Kennedy International airport, as well as airports in Miami and Tampa where vaping is allowed in certain terminals.
In other airports like Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, vaping is allowed in rooms and areas designated for tobacco smokers.
Keep in mind that airports in the US tend to be more lenient with vaping rules since vaping is legal in the United States. So please be aware of this when flying into countries where E-cigarettes are illegal (Brazil, Singapore, Uruguay, India, etc.)
Final Tips On Flying With A Juul
- Make sure Juul pods are stored in a 3.4 ounce (100ml) transparent zip-lock bag
- Do not charge your Juul on the plane
- Don’t vape during a flight (not even in the airplane bathroom because that can trigger the smoke detector)
- Do not place your Juul in the checked-bag. Carry-on only!
- Dispose of any partially used Juul pods before a flight since extreme altitude could cause Juul pods to leak
Conclusion On Bringing Your Juul On A Flight
When flying with e-cigarette devices, make sure that you are at a legal age to possess them. Since legal age differs from country to country, make sure to take this into account when considering whether to bring you Juul or not.
Also, when flying internationally, check with the country’s law in regards to vaping devices. We definitely don’t want to run into any legal issues while abroad.
Lastly, follow TSA’s luggage and carrying guidelines for vaping devices and e-cigarettes. Never charge or use your Juul while on a flight. And don’t try to hide your Juul in a checked-bag because that will only get you in trouble.
Enjoy Your Trip
As long you follow the rules, bringing your Juul on a flight should not be a stressful experience at all. Now go ahead and enjoy your upcoming trip! If you found this post helpful, make sure to check out some other travel tips that might be useful to you as well: