View Full Version : flying with lighters

07-20-2007, 11:08 AM
I just heard on the news that in 2 weeks we will be able to bring lighters onto planes.

can anyone corroborate this? links?

thought you all might be interested

07-20-2007, 11:28 AM
Ask and google will provide:

Electric Sheep
07-20-2007, 11:56 AM
From that link:

"The policy change is scheduled to take effect on Aug. 4.

It applies to disposable butane lighters, like Bics, and refillable lighters, like Zippos. Torch lighters, which have thin, hotter flames, will still be banned."

So it looks like one of those Colibri flight-approved cases would still be a good investment.

07-20-2007, 12:33 PM
I'm glad to hear it as I always thought it was a dum rule.

07-20-2007, 12:44 PM
I'm not interested in losing my trusty lighter so I'll just pick something cheap up in Houston.

07-20-2007, 12:51 PM
It only applys to certain lights like Zippos and Bics.

07-20-2007, 02:34 PM
damn...so we still won;t be able to fly with torches???

07-21-2007, 05:59 AM
Invest $15-20 dollars in a Colibri Tranzpack and take a torch. Good only in checked luggage. Been using one for the better part of a year now.