air travel questions

Started Feb 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
Jay Jenner
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Re: air travel questions
In reply to skysurfer5, Feb 18, 2013

The only time I have ever been questioned about whether I have extra batteries was last month in Hong Kong on the way to Sydney, then again at Sydney flying back to HKG. This was with Cathay Pacific. However on the other leg of the trip, BA HKG to LHR it was not mentioned.

I just read an article somewhere about a fire that started on a couple of Boeing 787 s that was allegedly caused by Li-ion batteries as part of the operational gear of the plane, and Boeing have decided to replace all these for NiCads. I guess that some airlines are a bit more twitchy about this kind of thing than others.

It does however make sense to carry spare batteries properly. I always use the little plastic backplates for my Oly batteries.

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