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Batteries on planes?


Batteries on planes?

Do you ever wonder what are the restrictions of batteries on airplanes? Can they be carried on? Do they have to be unopened? So many questions for a simple battery.. and so many answers for different types of batteries!

Here is information I hope you find useful……………..

Most batteries are generally safe for air travel. If you’re planning a trip, you may bring your laptop computer, cell phone, camera, as these items are permitted on board with you.
– Keep all extra batteries and electronic devices containing batteries on you or packed in your carry-on baggage.
– Not all airlines allow lithium batteries carried in personal devices such as laptops or cell phones in **checked baggage** or alkaline batteries (e.g. AAA, AA, C, D, 9-volt, etc.). Please consult your airline for more information.
– Do not carry damaged or recalled batteries on the plane.
– Place each battery in its own protective case, plastic bag, or package, or place tape across the battery’s contacts to isolate terminals. Isolating terminals prevents short-circuiting.
– If original packaging is not available for spare batteries, pack them so that the battery terminals can’t contact other batteries, or with metal objects.
Batteries can catch fire when in contact with metal. Do not store batteries where they can touch metal, like coins or keys, such as in a pocket or handbag
-Do not mix old batteries with new ones.
-Do not mix rechargeable batteries with non-rechargeable ones.

**When in doubt always consult your airline for more information before you arrive at the airport.**

Catsa’s information page provides tips for travelling with batteries:

United States Department of Transportation:

Air Canada:


United Airlines:…/cont…/travel/baggage/dangerous.aspx

Delta airlines:…/before-your-t…/restricted-items.html


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