The thing is that there are other flights, thats why I cant just ship it there and back. Some other people seem to have had success taking it with them in luggage. I will take it as an aromatherapy device with the cup, some oil for it. the stems will be completely separate though. Im having a hard time accepting that its been so easy for me to take all kinds of glass pieces and smoking utensils(100% clean of course), yet when I want to take a vaporizer its become a chore. Thanks for replying though, I thought this thread would be left to die for the most part.