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Jamaican airport security would not let me carry on P3P

Discussion in 'Rules and Regulations' started by guich773, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. guich773

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    I recently got back to U.S. from Jamaica and had no problems going there from the U.S. to Montego Bay but on the return trip they would not allow me to carry on my drone. I had it packed in a hard shell case with 3 batteries in their respective slots. 2 security officers stopped me at the screening and escorted me back to the Southwest Airlines ticket counter where they required an agent from Southwest Airlines to escort me to the gate, where it could be checked at the gate. They had me remove the batteries and toss them into my carry on bag loose, as I had no Lipo bags with me. According to them, some idiot flew his drone inside the airport terminal recently and they unofficially banned drones as carry on from that point. Luckily I had a hard case and they labeled it with a couple of orange "fragile" stickers but I had a real pucker moment when I was waiting for it on the baggage carousel. The case did it's job and no damage to the drone. Just wanted to share that experience for any of you travelling to Jamaica in the near future.
     
  2. Alec200

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    This is the 2nd post I've read where a Phantom has been refused as carry on luggage. The other was with Thompson from West Midlands, UK.
    I hope to take my P4 to Portugal with Monarch from London in September. Worried that it might get refused - perhaps I should plan on taking it as checked baggage.


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  3. ElGuapo

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    Idiots like that ruin it for the rest of us, they are so stupid that they think it is funny.
    Makes me sick when I read stories about idiots pulling stunts like that. I wish they would throw them in jail, maybe then they will learn.