Breeze on airline

Discussion in 'Breeze' started by CG Costello, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. CG Costello

    CG Costello New Member

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    Can I take my Breeze and batteries on a commercial airline? If so, are there any precautions?
     
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    Gunnie37 Member

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    Contact TSA
     
  3. Jim

    Jim A Member

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    Batteries should be at Storage Charge (3.80v per cell) and packed so they are separated from making contact with other batteries. Best if you can put them in a LiPo safe battery case. They must be in your carry on luggage with you in the plane. Not your checked luggage in the cargo hold!
     
  4. WesBur13

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    also tape the contacts or cover them with something, and if they ask its a Li-ion ;)
     
  5. CG Costello

    CG Costello New Member

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    Thanks for the info. I just ordered a lipo battery bag. Hope it makes it on board.
     
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    Jagerbomb52 Moderator Staff Member

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    From some people they say if asked what it is just say camera equipment. It kind of covers batteries and the drone at the same time.
     
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    PatR Moderator Staff Member

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    Don't lie, they know what lithium chemistries are what. They can read too...
     
  8. WesBur13

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    Hence the winking face. Sarcasm
     
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    I flew American Airlines from Newark NJ to Houston TX and then to Brazil with my Breeze in my carryon luggage. At X-ray in NJ the TSA agent asked me what was in the bag and told me he was going to check. I said I had a small drone in the bag. He put his gloves on and opened the bag, told me he was going to take my drone and do a "quick test". He took my breeze to a restricted room and came back 1 min later saying it was all clear . I had bought a lipo safety bag for the batteries even though I was told it was not necessary for this small drone. Indeed the TSA agent didn't ask me to put the batteries in the lipo safety bag and I traveled with the drone and the 2 batteries in the original breeze case. No problem with my international flight as well, and in Brazil the Xray agents didn't even notice there was something in my bag. Do not worry and don't panic when the agents take a look at your Breeze
     
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    Welcom C G
     
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    Duncan New Member

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    That's good to know. I will be flying into U.S. but was not planning on bringing the Breeze along as after 13 hours flight, I do not want to be hassled and get stuck in the airport for several hours. It sounds like the Breeze will not bring me much hassle if I haul it along. I just need to have it registered with the FAA.
     
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