PE Airport Security Woes

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  1. Flame3601

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    Quick short post, in the hopes it can come in handy for any fellow members down the line....

    Saturday was flying to Cape Town from Port Elizabeth, going through security got stopped and was told no e-cigs allowed in carry on baggage and would need to be checked in. Obviously we all know this is not the case. The staff had no clue what an e-cig/vape really was and the supervisor was not budging that i would not allowed to be let go until i go back and check it in. I am a licensed pilot and fully aware of the regulations in regards to air law and dangerous good allowed on a commercial airliner. They started taking my claims a bit more seriously when i whipped out my SACAA Pilot License book, staff from Flysafair even plead with the security supervisor that she was wrong but this made her even more defensive. Eventually a gentlemen also from security found an IATA document outlining the rules and i was let go. Obviously a mistake with the best of intentions to ensure rules are followed, so no harm done, but if anyone else finds themselves in a similar situation just request the IATA cabin baggage security screening protocol sheet, it will quickly clear you and get you on your way with your vape in your possession.

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    Thank you for sharing this! This is gold right here!
     
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    Thank you for this @Flame3601

    I'm sure it'll come in handy, I've gotten into debates before at the airport but never had the know how on how to phrase my argument.
     
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    Very handy information, thank you very much!

    I often fly from Lanseria to CT and vice versa for work and luckily have never had an issue - and I always have a small sealed container with my vape gear such as cotton, tweezers, coils, scissors etc in my luggage, as well as 4x spare batteries and juice in my hand luggage. If they ever wanted to block me, I would not have known what to say and probably spend a day or two without vaping.

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    Thanks @Flame3601 - most helpful
    Appreciate you sharing this info with us

    I wonder if its possible to get that IATA cabin baggage security screening protocol sheet - and post it here for all of us to see?
     
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    That would be very helpful




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    This answers alot of questions I had about flying with my vape gear, but i would assume to be on the same side, that you package your tank in its box, your mod in its box and batterys in a plastic carry case, I did how ever notice that theres no mention of ejuice on the IATA document

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    For juice, the 50ml rule per bottle applies.
     
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    Ok and then how many bottles can you take?

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    I'm not sure about the limit but I usually take 2 in my hand luggage and check the rest in. These restrictions seem to vary from country to country. So I stick to a100ml maximum in my hand luggage
     
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    i don't have a SACAA Pilot License to whip out lol - but the original post sure is going to help when in a sticky situation. thanks for sharing.
     
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    Definitely handy, we looking at going to Mauritius on holiday Thank goodness I found this thread

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    so @Flame3601 how is vaping in the cabin when flying yourself?;)
     
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    Considering that vapour leads to condensation and moisture is bad for electronics I would assume that vaping in an aircraft is not advisable but I've never even been in a plane let alone flown one so what do I know... :confused:
     
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    All he has to do is roll down the window and he’ll be fine:-D