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Can they b carried in hand luggage b great have sneaky puff on plane!!!!!!

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2. Re: ecigs

Yeah rite

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Saw a woman puffing on one the last time I flew to Benidorm. Did not say anything as I was unclear of the legal situation as regards these in airlines.

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Some airlines do allow the use of them.

Ryanair i know do sell and allow them to be used on board the AC

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Flybe require them to be placed in hold luggage.

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No Julie, you can't have a sneaky puff on the plane, but then you know that, don't you?

If you're flying Ryanair you can buy the one they sell onboard, and use that. Other than that you'll have to survive without your crutch for a couple of hours.

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Most e-cigs use a cartridge containing liquid in order to provide the vapour. This would have to be put in the liquids bag if you were carrying one in hand baggage, otherwise there is a very hight likelihood of it being confiscated by security before you even get on board.

Lots of airlines don't allow e-cigs to be used on board because from a distance it looks as if ordinary cigarettes are being used, so the cabin crew keep having to investigate and other passengers keep complaining.

It's also fair to say that some of the liquids used smell unpleasant to fellow passengers even though the "smoker" themselves may not notice, resulting in complaints to cabin crew.

After a recent Ryanair flight I now know that what they sell and allow on board are not e-cigs - there's no liquid, no battery, no lights and no vapour to inhale. They call them smokeless cigarettes, and they are a different product.

Oh, and cabin crew members have told me that the smoke detectors in the toilets are set off by the vapour from the e-cigs just as if they were real cigarettes.

Edited: 01 July 2014, 12:21
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Oh Andy, you should have kept secret that julie would set off the smoke detector. Coming onto the forum and asking for help in breaking rules.--I would have loved to see her fined for a, "sneaky puff" ---and YEAH, I have big problems with those who feel rules are for other people.

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As her OP is advocating breaking the law it should be removed anyway.


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lol, you can as much have a sneaky puff on the plane as you can light up a real cigarette and have a sneaky puff of that on board.

As long as it's under the 100ml liquids, you can take them in hand luggage, just as you can real cigarettes. Don't mean you can puff away on board though, fines for smoking on board are up to 5000usd and you can be arrested and detained on landing. I wouldn't be messing about if I was you.