can i put a cigarette lighter in my checked luggage

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TSA cigarette lighter rules state thatyou cannot carry lighters that have any fuel in them in your checked baggage(see next paragraph). This applies to Zippo or disposable lighters. But why you would want to take an empty disposable lighter with you I cannot imagine.

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  • Can I bring a lighter in my checked baggage?

  • Lighters with fuel are not allowed in checked baggage, with the exception of two in a DOT approved case. Without fuel are OK.

  • Can I take a cigarette lighter on a plane?

  • Most countries around the world allow you to take 1 lighter in your pocket or in your carry on but not in your checked luggage. However cigarette lighters are banned on planes in the Philippines.

  • Are Zippo lighters allowed in checked luggage?

  • Yes (Special Instructions) Disposable and Zippo lighters without fuel are allowed in checked bags. Lighters with fuel are prohibited in checked bags, unless they adhere to the Department of Transportation exemption, which allows up to two fueled lighters if properly enclosed in a DOT approved case.

  • How many lighters can you carry on a plane?

  • If a lighter is found in your checked luggage, the TSA agent may check if it鈥檚 empty. You can carry as many empty lighters as you like, but it may take some time to get through security. If the lighter has fuel, it must be in a DOT approved case. You cannot have more than two lighters in checked baggage in DOT approved cases.

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