When you are heading abroad you will need to do some research about the rules at airports, on planes and at your destination. Some places do not allow a vaporizer at all, and there are some quite severe punishments in some countries. Here is a look at the process of flying and what to prepare for.
Is there somewhere at the airport you can vape?
There are areas in airports where you can use your vaporizer NZ based though as mentioned at the other end in the other country there might be other rules. In some cases, the areas might be outside though. Just look online or contact the airport you are heading to and ask them so you can be prepared. Do not vape where you are not allowed as you would face being fined and even kicked out from the airport meaning you would not be allowed on the plane.
Before you join your flight
From 2022 it became law that you have to bring the vaporizer on the plane in your carry-on, not packed away in checked-in luggage. Before the flight, you need to ensure the vape is turned off. Make sure too that the e-liquid bottle or bottles are not leaking and are not over the legal amount allowed for liquids in your carry-on. Keep them in a clear ziplock bag. Take out batteries if it is possible and store them somewhere insulating. Usually, vapes have lithium-ion batteries and these can ignite if they get damaged, have a defect or get really hot. The pod or tank should also be taken out, emptied and sealed where possible. If you take any unopened pods with you they should be left in their still-sealed packs. When the plane takes off the air pressure changes and that can cause issues if you are not prepared.
When on the plane
On the plane, the device must stay in your bag or on your person. You cannot use a vaporizer to vape on a plane. You can take disposable vapes on the plane but they must be stored away in your hand luggage. You cannot sneak into the toilet on the plane to vape. The toilet sensors will detect it just like they do when people try to sneak in to smoke a cigarette. Fines are likely, you could be removed from the plane, and you could be banned from using that airline for any future flights.
Some people have come up with something they call stealth vaping where you inhale a lot of air at the same time so when exhaling no vapour comes out which is what the detectors sense. This is not recommended though, you could still get caught, other passengers might spot it and you are risking your future travels abroad.
Options when you want to vape and cannot!
If the issue is you need a hit of nicotine that you usually get with your vaporizer NZ, then there are other options. For longer flights, you might want to consider nicotine patches, nasal spray, tablets, gum or inhalers. They will get you through the flight until you can vape when you get to your destination, assuming the country you are heading to allows it.