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Question on lighters/TSA

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by hawki39, Apr 15, 2015.

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  1. hawki39

    hawki39 Low-Roller

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    We are not frequent flyers so we have no experience with the TSA regulations. I am a bit confused after reading their disposable lighter regulations....
    We are going to Las Vegas this Sunday, SWA out of Baltimore. My wife is a smoker. Can she carry a disposable lighter onto the plane either in her carry on or pocket?
     
  2. Wezvidz

    Wezvidz High-Roller

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    I've gotten torch lighters for my cigars thru TSA multiple times but I'm not sure if they're really allowed..
     
  3. broncofn

    broncofn VIP Whale

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    Yes, they lifted that ban awhile ago.
     
  4. hawki39

    hawki39 Low-Roller

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    I did some more looking...she can carry on 1 disposable lighter. :)
     
  5. broncofn

    broncofn VIP Whale

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    She can carry more than 1 while going thru security, it wont be a problem. I always carry 2-3 in my pockets incase I lose 1.
     
  6. hotreds

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    be sure it's a cheapy in case an agent decides you can't have it. I usually just buy one at Walgreens once i arrive.
     
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  7. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    Sorry about your luck.
     
  8. Landshark

    Landshark Way into it...

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    You'll be fine... unless a TSA goon decides they need a lighter.
     
  9. Mrs. K.

    Mrs. K. Low-Roller

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    They don't usually care, but be prepared to lose all but 1 if your TSA agent has a bee in his/her bonnet. You probably will have more issues leaving than arriving, if my experience is the norm.
     
  10. br549

    br549 High-Roller

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    I always carry two, and never had a problem, either coming or going.
     
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    Not a problem--I usually have one in my cigarette case and another in my purse and have never had it questioned.
    Hope you have a great trip:beer:
     
  12. Starz22

    Starz22 Low-Roller

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    I havent had a problem bringing lighters on the plane. I keep one in my purse and put one in the outside pocket of my suitcase just incase they take the one in my purse.
     
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