We’ve seen in the news that additional security checks have been introduced at UK airports for those travelling abroad with electrical goods. So we’ve put together this quick guide on how to pack your e-cig if you’re heading somewhere exotic this summer.
1: Avoid carrying your e-cig in your hand luggage
A Virgin Atlantic adviser we spoke with today recommended that travellers pack all electronic cigarettes and accessories in hold luggage (we recommend that you contact Virgin Atlantic or the relevant airline before you fly). If you’re worried about going without your e-cig on the way to the airport, why not pick up a disposable that you’ll be happy to throw away before security?
2: If you risk it, you might not fly
The guidelines provided at www.gov.uk state that “If your device doesn’t switch on, you won’t be allowed to bring it onto the aircraft” and several news outlets have reported that passengers could be turned away from flights, even if they agree to leave the electrical item behind. If you do want to risk taking your e-cig in your hand luggage, ensure all accessories are charged and be prepared to demonstrate your electronic cigarette in use.
3: If you’re heading to the USA, you can always restock your blu across the pond
To play it completely safe, you could leave your e-cigarette at home and simply stock up once you arrive at your destination. This is ideal for shorter trips as you can just grab yourself a few disposables from a nearby supermarket or convenience store to see you through until you’re home. Our friends over at blu US are available at thousands of retail stores across the states including most Walgreens pharmacies, their flavours are a little different to ours – but hey, holidays abroad are meant for trying new things, right?