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Xikar EX able to be a carry on for a plane?

avengethisavengethis Sorry, I ate all your bacon!Posts: 5,660 ✭✭✭✭✭
FAA regulations say you can carry on 1 bic or non torch lighter.  Would the EX be allowed?  
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  • Usaf06Usaf06 FloridaPosts: 10,127 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Butane is probably the issue
    "I drink a great deal. I sleep a little, and I smoke cigar after cigar. That is why I am in two-hundred-percent form."
    -- Winston Churchill

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  • avengethisavengethis Sorry, I ate all your bacon!Posts: 5,660 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Butane is ok.  You need to buy a special case to have a lighter in your checked bags but you can carry on a non torch lighter according to what I am reading.  I can go the route of a bic on my cruise if I have to but would prefer to have one of my nicer lighters along.
    Team O'Donnell FTW!

    "I've got a great cigar collection - it's actually not a collection, because that would imply I wasn't going to smoke ever last one of 'em." - Ron White
  • Usaf06Usaf06 FloridaPosts: 10,127 ✭✭✭✭✭
    If your packing a suitcase put it in there. That's what I did
    "I drink a great deal. I sleep a little, and I smoke cigar after cigar. That is why I am in two-hundred-percent form."
    -- Winston Churchill

    "LET'S GO FRANCIS"     Peter

  • avengethisavengethis Sorry, I ate all your bacon!Posts: 5,660 ✭✭✭✭✭
    From what I am reading having a lighter in your checked bag is a no no.  So much conflicting info though.
    Team O'Donnell FTW!

    "I've got a great cigar collection - it's actually not a collection, because that would imply I wasn't going to smoke ever last one of 'em." - Ron White
  • MikeToddMikeTodd IndianaPosts: 968 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I took my butane torch with me to Virginia in my checked liggage and it was fine. I had the little card in there saying they manually inspected my bag but the torch and butane were still in the bag.
  • avengethisavengethis Sorry, I ate all your bacon!Posts: 5,660 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Yeah well I'm not going to risk my torch lighter being possibly taken.  Its a pricey one.  I would just like to have the EX

    Team O'Donnell FTW!

    "I've got a great cigar collection - it's actually not a collection, because that would imply I wasn't going to smoke ever last one of 'em." - Ron White
  • WylaffWylaff < < < HipsterPosts: 5,163 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Drain it and mail it over
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  • avengethisavengethis Sorry, I ate all your bacon!Posts: 5,660 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm only in miami for like 14 hours.  too hard to try and time that right.
    Team O'Donnell FTW!

    "I've got a great cigar collection - it's actually not a collection, because that would imply I wasn't going to smoke ever last one of 'em." - Ron White
  • rsherman24rsherman24 Scranton, PAPosts: 6,188 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I would not risk losing it.  I usually throw a Bic in my carry on.  I have never had an issue, but if they do you only lost a Bic
  • WylaffWylaff < < < HipsterPosts: 5,163 ✭✭✭✭✭
    "Cooking isn't about struggling; It's about pleasure. It's like sǝx, with a wider variety of sauces."

    At any given time the urge to sing "In The Jungle" is just a whim away... A whim away... A whim away...
  • matkn293matkn293 O'Fallon, MOPosts: 3,565 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I have had a torch in my travel humi in checked bag before and they leave it after searching everytime.  I only get them taken when I tried carry on.  Not sure why the torch lighters are a no no, but they are.  I carry matches now.

    Life is too short to smoke bad cigars!!!

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  • CharlieHeisCharlieHeis South DakotaPosts: 7,419 ✭✭✭✭✭
    As you stated earlier, so much conflicting info. I have looked around a few different sites and it seems TSA just doesn't enforce it consistently. Better safe than sorry.
  • No_one21No_one21 Posts: 2,182 ✭✭✭
    Thought about this a lot before. It is technically a torch when it's turned up and has enough fuel, but if you turn it down a tad it's just soft flame. However, I don't trust the TSA to accept that description and like my EX way too much to risk it. I say no go.
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