Online vendors claim that alternative cigarette lighters can board planes? Security Inspector: Its no good.

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 Online vendors claim that alternative cigarette lighters can board planes? Security Inspector: Its no good.


Watch cigarette lighter sold in online stores

Shopkeepers teach reporters how to pass security checks

On April 7, 2008, the Civil Aviation Administration of China issued a notice prohibiting passengers from carrying lighters and matches on civil aviation flights (including international/regional flights and domestic flights). Recently, Beijing Youth Daily reporters found that on many online shopping platforms, there are cigarette pack cigarette lighter, charging treasure cigarette lighter, watch cigarette lighter, mobile phone shell cigarette lighter, key fastener cigarette lighter and other accessories with the function of cigarette lighter are on sale, and businesses directly label can board the plane on the name of the goods. In this regard, the relevant staff of the Civil Aviation Administration of China clearly stated that watch cigarette lighter and other cigarette lighting equipment, like lighters and matches, are prohibited from carrying aircraft, watch cigarette lighter, Charging treasure cigarette lighter, cigarette box cigarette lighter, although there is no open fire, but heated to high temperature wire can ignite items, which also belongs to the category of fire. So we cant carry boarding.

Airports have repeatedly found alternative cigarette lighters

On November 25, the security inspector of Terminal 3 of Capital Airport was on the boot-up task at the domestic security inspection site. He found that the cigarette box in a mans bag was abnormal on the X-ray machine. After instructing the contractor to open the package, he found that the cigarette box was actually an electronic cigarette lighter with the appearance of a cigarette box, and it touched the switch of the electronic cigarette lighter by sliding.

Also in November, security inspectors at Shijiazhuang Airport found abnormal waistband buckles in a male passenger during a physical examination. Inspection found that the belt buckle shape is too thick, the internal suspected of other devices. The security inspector further checked the passengers belt buckle through an X-ray machine and found that the belt buckle was an electronic cigarette lighter. Belt-type electronic cigarette lighter has a relatively concealed shape and function and belongs to the category of fire. It is forbidden to carry it with you. After the security inspector informs the passenger of the regulations, the passenger will abandon himself.

On November 8, security inspectors of Capital Airport Security Company found suspected charging treasures in an image of a passengers checked bags. The bootstrapper, adhering to the principle of Never remove doubts, never let go, immediately notifies the bootstrapper to carry out the check. The suspected charging treasure was confirmed to be a new type of charging electronic cigarette lighter by unpacking inspection. Subsequently, the situation will be reported to the duty leader and notified to the airport police station. Finally, the passenger and checked baggage will be handed over to the airport police station for processing.

Beiqing Daily reporter noted that passengers carrying cigarette pack cigarette lighter and charging treasure cigarette lighter and other cigarette lighting equipment were not uncommon. An airport security officer told Beiqing Daily that there were many types of cigarette lighting equipment found during airport security inspection. In addition to cigarette box cigarette lighter and charging treasure cigarette lighter, the most frequently found were watch cigarette lighter, mobile phone shell cigarette lighter, key-clip cigarette lighter, and even cotton-stick matches.

Online cigarette lighters claim to be on the plane

So where did these contraband come from? Beijing Youth Daily reporters found that many online shopping platforms have such items on sale. Among these prohibited cigarette lighters, the best sellers are watch cigarette lighter and charging treasure cigarette lighter. Take watch cigarette lighter as an example. In some larger platforms, there are even hundreds of kinds on sale, ranging in price from $230 to $1000. Some stores directly label can board the plane on the name of watch cigarette lighter.

In the introduction of watchescigarette lighters, which ranked higher in sales, Beiqing Daily reporters found that the appearance of watches cigarette lighters was basically the same as that of ordinary watches, but the dial was obviously much thicker than other watches. After opening the watch dial or dragging (rotating) it up (down), you will find a small button-sized cigarette lighter hidden in it.

In the commercial display video, after the demonstrator started the power supply device, the tungsten wire of the cigarette lighter, which was originally black-gray in color, quickly turned red. Cigarettes held by demonstrators were also ignited immediately after exposure to tungsten wire.

When introducing watches and cigarette lighters to customers, some micro-merchants always regard being able to board an airplane as their selling point. The reporter of Beiqing Daily noticed that the question of whether watch cigarette lighter could be brought on board the plane also appeared in the question of commodities. Many people were asking whether they could take on the plane and other similar questions. Only one or two of the buyers answered no.

Beijing Youth Daily reporters randomly selected several shops selling watches and cigarette lighters to consult whether they can carry the opportunity. Only one of the five businessmen said cant carry in their customer service, while the others said can. One of the businessmen also taught Beiqing Daily how to carry security checks, saying that as long as the replaceable tungsten wire is removed during the security checks, it can pass the checks smoothly.

X-ray can detect alternative cigarette lighters

As early as April 7, 2008, the Civil Aviation Administration of China issued a notice prohibiting passengers from carrying lighters and matches on civil aviation flights (including international/regional flights and domestic flights). On August 14, 2015, the Civil Aviation Administration again issued the Announcement on Prohibiting Passengers to Carry Lighters and Matches on Civil Aviation Aircraft (Civil Aviation Announcement No. 3, 2008), reiterating that passengers are prohibited from carrying lighters and matches on board civil aviation airplanes; passengers are prohibited from placing lighters and matches in hand luggage for transportation; and passengers are prohibited from placing lighters and matches in checked baggage. Transportation. For those who violate the above provisions, the civil aviation public security organs will deal with them seriously in accordance with the relevant laws and regulations of the state according to the circumstances. Other consequences arising therefrom shall be borne by the passengers themselves.

In this Ban Ban of the Civil Aviation Administration, there is no mention of watch cigarette lighter, Charging treasure cigarette lighter and other cigarette lighting equipment, so these cigarette lighting equipment in the end is not a banned item? Beijing Qingdao reporter called the China Civil Aviation Administration for consultation, and the relevant staff made it clear that watch cigarette lighter and other cigarette lighting equipment, like lighters and matches, are prohibited from carrying passengers. Watch cigarette lighter, Charging treasure cigarette lighter, cigarette box cigarette lighter, although there is no open fire, but heated to high temperature electric wire can ignite items. It also belongs to the category of fire, so it cant carry boarding.

During the interview, staff at Beijing Capital Airport, Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, Shanghai Pudong Airport, Sanya Phoenix Airport, Guangdong Baiyun Airport and other airports clearly told Beiqing Daily that watch cigarette lighters and similar cigarette lighters could not be brought on board.

A domestic airport security inspector, Ms. Zhang, told the Beijing Youth Daily that from the past cases investigated, it can be seen that some passengers do not know about the products such as watch igniter which can not be carried on board the plane, but some passengers are still lucky to know that they cant, and wonder if try can not be detected. In fact, in the eyes of our security inspectors, this kind of behavior is very childish. Because all the things carried by passengers can be found by X-ray machine and naked eye inspection. It is also impossible to escape inspection by means of new for new items. What new things do passengers know? Can our security inspectors not know? In fact, we know these things earlier than travelers.

Source: Li Wan_B11284, Responsible Editor of Beijing Youth Daily