With many people preparing to jet off on their summer holidays, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has released a reminder for vapers travelling with their e-cigarettes. The safety warning encourages passengers to exercise caution when carrying any device that contains lithium ion batteries and follow all recommended procedures at airports.
What you need to know
- E-cigarettes should be carried in the cabin, not the baggage compartment. They should also be protected from accidental activation by being kept away from flammable items.
- If cabin luggage needs to be stored in the baggage hold for any reason, passengers should remove any spare batteries or e-cigarettes from the bags and carry them on their person.
Lithium Ion batteries are used in a range of devices including laptops, mobile phones, tablets and e-cigarettes. Due to the flammable nature of these batteries, the EASA has urged passengers to take the necessary precautions before flying.
“It is important that airlines inform their passengers that large personal electronic devices should be carried in the passenger cabin whenever possible,” said the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)