Response From CATSA
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Thank you for your October 4, 2006, e-mail in which you inquire about cigarette lighters.
At this time, only one Bic type lighter is permitted in a passenger’s carry-on baggage. Given the current restrictions on the transport of liquids, gels and aerosols, these items (including lighters) are subject to a quantity limit of 90 mL or 90 g (3 oz.) and must be placed in a clear, re-sealable and closed plastic bag with a capacity of no more than 1 litre (1 quart). Only one such bag is permitted per passenger.
That said, please note that lighters are prohibited in a passenger’s carry-on baggage if they are travelling to the United States at airports having U.S. pre-clearance facilities (e.g. Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, Vancouver, etc…).
No lighters of any kind are permitted in a passenger’s checked baggage.
Thank you for your inquiry.
CATSA Client Relations