Can You Take A Vape On A Plane 2023



Yes, you can!

According to Transportation Security Administration (TSA), electronic cigarettes can only be carried in carry-on baggage and the lithium-ion battery must not exceed 100 watt-hours (Wh). Passengers are required to prevent accidental activation of the heating device, therefore, TSA does not allow passengers use or charge e-cigarettes/ vapes on airplanes.


Regulations For US Airlines

Although TSA allows passengers to bring their electronic devices like E-cigarettes on board, passengers are not allowed to vape during the flight.

However, different airlines might have different polices regarding carrying and using vapes, you can find the carry-on policies for each of the large airlines below:


  • Southwest airlines:

“Passengers are allowed to carry e-cigarettes with them onto planes, but are not allowed to charge their batteries during flight”.

  • United airlines:

 “E-cigarettes and vapes can't be used or charged onboard the plane. Pack them in your carry-on”.

  • American airlines:

“Electronic cigarettes are not permitted in checked bags, however you can travel with them in your carry-on bag”.

  • Avelo airlines:

“We don’t accept e-cigarettes and personal vaporizers in checked or gate-checked bags. When traveling, please pack these items in your carry-on bag or personal item”.

  • Copa airlines:

Electronic cigarettes and other personal vaporizers (electronic cigarettes and cigars, electronic pipes and hookahs, personal vaporizers, electronic nicotine delivery systems) containing lithium or any other type of battery are not allowed in the checked baggage”.


  • Iberia airlines

By not using devices that affect the aircraft’s electronics you will be ensuring a safe flight for all:E-cigarettes (may be transported only as carry-on baggage)”.

  • Philippine airlines:

“Electronic smoking devices are allowed only in carried-on baggage”.

  • Breeze airlines:

“Battery-powered E-cigarettes, vaporizers, vape pens, atomizers, and electronic nicotine delivery systems may only be carried in the aircraft cabin (in carry-on baggage or on your person). Remove all electronic cigarette and vaping devices from carry-on bags if checked at the gate or planeside”.

  • Play airlines:

“You are allowed to carry both electronic and regular cigarettes in carry-on baggage but please note that usage of either one is strictly forbidden. Electronic cigarettes may not be carried in checked baggage”.

  • Eva airlines

“The e-cigarettes, heated tobacco products, electronic cigarettes gasifiers, or electronic nicotine supplies carried by passengers must be placed in carry-on bags and forbidden in checked baggage. It is forbidden to use electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products during the flight”.


  • Asiana airlines

“Spare lithium batteries (extra battery), electronic cigarettes, and lighters cannot be inside checked baggage and must be carried inside the cabin”.

  • Delta airlines

“Battery-powered electronic smoking devices, such as “e-cigarettes, e-cigs, e-cigars, e-pipes, e-hookahs, personal vaporizers, electronic nicotine delivery systems,” can be brought as carry-on items only. They may be carried by passengers or crew members and are for personal use only. Using or recharging the device while on board the aircraft is not permitted”.

  • Hawaiian airlines

“E-cigarettes or electronic smoking devices, prohibited in checked baggage.

Exception: Electronic smoking devices shall only be permitted in the passenger’s carry-on baggage”.


  • Singapore airlines:

“Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, personal vaporisers or electronic nicotine delivery systems are only allowed in carry-on baggage or on the person, where permitted by the applicable local laws. However, the use of e-cigarettes in the cabin is prohibited at all times.


A lithium battery-powered e-cigarette is considered as a portable electronic device (PED) and is subject to the restrictions for carriage of PEDs. Each e-cigarette must not exceed 100 Wh or 2g lithium content. Up to a maximum of 15 pieces of PEDs are allowed in carry-on baggage and/or on the person. This includes the number of PEDs carried in checked baggage.


Please note that it is illegal to buy, use and possess imitation tobacco products (such as e-cigarettes) in Singapore.


  • Japan airlines:

You can bring it on board if you meet the following conditions. (The items should be carried with you and not included in your checked baggage.)

The lithium content of the lithium battery is less than 2 g.

The lithium-ion battery a watt-hour rating is no more than 100 Wh.

Protected individually for prevention of malfunction.

However, please note that it cannot be used or charged on board.

In addition, the use and possession of these products may be restricted (prohibition) by laws of some countries.

  • China airlines:

The electronic cigarettes (e-pipes, e-cigars), heated tobacco,  electronic cigarettes gasifiers, or electronic nicotine supplies must be carried in carry-on baggage but not checked baggage.

Electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco are prohibited throughout the flight.

For passengers entering Taiwan, carrying electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco are prohibited by Taiwan FDA and Customs.

  • Spirit airlines:

E-cigarettes and related devices are prohibited for use aboard Spirit aircraft. Additionally, these devices are not permitted in checked baggage. E-cigarettes and related devices are permitted in carry-on baggage only; however, some countries (e.g., Dominican Republic) prohibit the carriage of these devices in carry-on baggage, checked baggage, and/or on one’s person, in which case Spirit will abide by such regulation. When these devices are permitted in carry-on baggage, they must be turned off and packed in such a way as to prevent unintentional activation”.