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Travel with DJI Phantom Backpack

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Steve J Miller, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. Steve J Miller

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  2. srv49

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    I had no problem taking my P3A to France last year on BA. Just make sure the LIPO batteries are not in the pack but carried separately in other hand luggage. I put each battery in a separate clear thick ziplock bag and marked the details on the outside of each bag. I checked with BA and Heathrow Airport beforehand as an extra check. No questions were asked at all
     
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    Thanks SRV49 - very helpful - I am going to place the batteries in one of those fireproof bags just to be careful
     
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    It's advisable to phone the airline 1st to check, I was told this & that's what I done ,flew Gatwick to Rhodes. They checked for me and within a couple of minutes the guy on the phone said it was okay. Like the other gentlemen said separate drone from batterys.
     
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    Sorry m8 srv 49 had already mentioned the phone call to the airline didn't see at first.
     
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    steve I had no issues going to / from Florida. Doesn't fit under the seat though FYI (9" vs. the 8" needed to get under a seat), which means you can't also carry on a rollerboard. Kept batteries in the backpack with no problem .. once got swabbed and once just run through the x ray twice. Had those fireproof (resistant) bags but didn't use them .. ran batteries down to 30% before traveling with them however. no issues at all.
     
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    What about putting the battery in the luggage?
     
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    You have to carry on the lipo batteries... Cannot go under the plane

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    I carried mine from Minneapolis to St. Louis and back. TSA didn't say a thing, much to my surprise, and in the end... the boots I was wearing turned out to be more of a hassle.
     
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    I just got back from a trip to Mexico, no issues at all. The TSA agent did ask me a bunch of questions about how much fun the Phantom was to fly. :)

    I had my batteries in the DJI hardshell backpack.
     
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