Flight Attendants Union Asks FAA To Ban E-Cigarettes On Airplanes

At least 265 incidents in the air or at airports have involved lithium-ion batteries since 1991, according to the FAA

Out of those 265, a minimum of 48 smoke or fire incidents were from lithium batteries in e-cigarettes, which is more than the number caused by cell phones, laptops, battery chargers, tablets or spare batteries.

The vaping devices often contain cheaper batteries that are more likely to fail and start a fire, and the nation’s largest flight attendant union is calling on the Federal Aviation Administration to …

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