Restricted items in hand luggage

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  1. Lobsterboy1

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    Does anyone know if portable power banks are allowed in hand luggage. We are going away at the weekend and have just bought a portable power bank to keep the kids ipads charged while on the flight. My wifes friend who is a frequent flyer has told her they have to go in the hold. I have checked the jet2 website but it is useless. I have also emailed them but no reply as yet, but we are wanting to finish packing do can't really wait for them. Cheers
     
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    Does this help?

    http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?catid=2200&pageid=14501

    I've no idea of the type of battery contained within your 'power bank' (that's just fancy terminology for 'spare battery' imo :) ), but if you know, you should be able to look on the table within the link above to determine what's what.
     
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    You snooze, you lose ;)
     
  5. Lobsterboy1

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    So it looks like no. Cheers for your help.
     
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    How long is your flight?

    I'd imagine an iPad to last 10-11 hours on average, so by time you booked in your bags (with your portable charger in your main suitcase), waited around an hour, then fly it should last the journey.

    Obviously you'll need to keep it topped up right until you book your bags in.
     
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    A capacity of 16000mah @ 5V is 80Wh. So doesn't that meet the guidelines for carrying as part of hand luggage or am I missing something?
     
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    I took one to the US and Oman a few years back. No trouble at all. No different from a laptop battery which is allowed in the cabin.
     
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    Flight is only 4 1/2 hours but their iPads seem to die a lot quicker while watching films.

    Cheers, I think the plan is to keep one case unlocked right up until check in and ask at the check in desk if it's allowed, as my wife won't believe me either way :devil:
     
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    Don't ask, some idiot might not know and just say No to be safe.
     
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    It'll be worth turning off wifi/bluetooth once you leave the house, that can drain the battery fairly quickly (that along with the brightness of the screen)
     
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    I was thinking that, I might just tell the wife the check in desk said it was fine :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm taking the exact model with me on Saturday, never even thought about it.

    Ive got a portable HDD (1TB) I'm taking too.

    Can't see it being a problem
     
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    I think putting it in checked in luggage is more of a no no. Almost certainly lithium ion and airlines hate those in the luggage and cargo hold. I think they have to be in hand luggage and then up to the sizes in that table........

    Edit - yep the table is a clear no for checked baggage and lithium ion batteries in all cases.

    And I tend to agree that 16000 mAh at 5V seems to be 80Wh so is less than 100Wh and ok as being the least worrying size in that table. :)
     
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    I took a 10400mAH powerbank on my carry-on bag from Glasgow to Stansted via Ryanair.

    It's not the airline though it's if it passes security.
     
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    Yes and no I believe. The table shows airline approval required in some cases and where it says that they can have any policy they want which will be at check in before security. To be really sure you should check with the actual airlines you will use.

    I once travelled with contact lens solution which the Australian rules says is exempt from LAG rules. So ok leaving Sydney but when transmitting in kuala Lumpur they insisted the 120ml bottle was too big and confiscated it. Same when departing South Africa with contact lens solution not being exempt in their world. Airlines can similarly add any rule they want as a condition of carriage :)
     
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    From research everything looks ok, no panic Mr mannering.

    As long as you can prove it is working & it is written on what it's power is, you are fine.

    Unless your flying to China lol
     
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    Yep no panic in the real world from what I can see. Ironic if China was a problem since that is where most of these things come from and the requirement to meet the UN tests is something their manufacturers are not the best at documenting in my experience (dangerous goods transport not necessarily personal air travel stuff). :)
     
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    Have you had it long? Just got it yesterday so not had chance to try it out. Reviews looked ok and can't grumble at the price.

    Not going anywhere near as exciting as China :).Just a couple of weeks in Lanzarote. The more I read the more I think that hand luggage is the best place for it.:thumbsup:
     
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    It's pretty cool, I've charged it fully then charged x3 devices - HTC one, nexus 10, PS VITA and it still had over 40% charge.

    Hand luggage without a doubt mate
     
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    Yep just shows what the wife's mate knows, jet setting all over Europe every week for meetings. And she works for IBM, surely they could have meetings over Skype :facepalm:.
     
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    That would be cost effective. Not the IBM way lol
     
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    Should be no problem, I have a large one that will fully charge my IPad twice, fly 60,000 miles + a year never been asked to stow it.
     
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    If it is lithium ion you will indeed never be asked to stow it in your hold baggage. Those batteries are prohibited in checked in luggage. The sizes permitted in hand baggage for passengers are pretty generous so the chances of issues arising are tiny - only a weird individual airline rule would change what the table says is permitted. The airline must "approve" the spare batteries in hand luggage - they do that as they see fit at the airport and on their websites etc. some planes need larger hand luggage to be placed in the hold as you walk to the plane - spare lithium ion batteries are required to be taken out and carried into the cabin before the bag is left at the aircraft steps. It is good to be aware of the actual restrictions though and there is a chance ICAO will reduce the size limits - these batteries do catch fire especially if they are faulty or a bit more cheaply made and they are at all times anal about passenger safety which suits me over a bit of modern convenience TBH.
     
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    Are these restricted?
     

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    Because they look like hand grenades or........?

    Obviously being out of touch here but what are they apart from BT capable hand grenades? :)
     
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    Speaker?
     
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    Peaceful leftist grenades? Irish grenades?
     
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    Irish car bombs.
     

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