Posted on February 02 2016
This may seem like alarming news, but due to the recent outbreaks of vapes catching on fire and due to a couple past incidents at airports, the department of transportation has banned vapes from being carried in checked luggage. However, do not panic we are still allowed to carry vapes in carry on and on your person. You just cant charge them on the plane or use them. I guess its a fair proposal as long as we still get to vape.
After all, if cigarettes are still allowed to be carried why not vapes? So sit back and relax and vape away between flights or after the airport just make sure you find a safe zone to do so.
The following incidents were recorded by the Department of transportation:
On August 9, 2014, at Boston’s Logan Airport, an e-cigarette contained in a passenger’s checked bag in the cargo hold of a passenger aircraft caused a fire that forced an evacuation of the aircraft. An airline ramp agent noticed smoke coming from the bag. The bag was removed from the aircraft cargo compartment and investigators determined the source of the fire was an e-cigarette, which continued to burn after it was removed from the bag. Air carrier personnel extinguished the fire. Massport Fire responded and ensured the fire was no longer burning. The fire burned a hole approximately 4 inches in diameter in the outer pocket of the bag. Passengers were deplaned as a precaution.
On January 4, 2015, at Los Angeles International Airport, a checked bag that arrived late and missed its connecting flight was found to be on fire in a baggage area. Emergency responders attributed the fire to an overheated e-cigarette inside the bag.