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Can I take my cigar lighter on an airplane?

Question
Can I take my cigar lighter on a flight?
Answer
Carry On-Baggage
 
It depends on which type of lighter. TSA will no longer ban common lighters in carry-on luggage as of August 4, 2007. Torch lighters, which create a thin, needle-like flame and are often used for cigars, continue to be banned in the cabin.
 
Checked Baggage 
 
Lighters without fuel are permitted in checked baggage. Lighters with fuel are prohibited in checked baggage, unless they adhere to the Department of Transportation (DOT) exemption, which allows up to two fueled lighters if properly enclosed in a DOT approved case such as the Otter Box Zippo Lighter Travel Case. If you are uncertain as to whether your lighter is prohibited, please leave it at home.
 
Matches
 
One book of safety (non-strike anywhere) matches are permitted as carry-on items, but all matches are prohibited in checked baggage.
 
For more information, visit the TSA website.

By Luzzie Normand
Co-Founder & Editor; Neptune Cigars Inc.