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Discussion in 'Inspire 1 Discussion' started by jonnyvermont, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. jonnyvermont

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    Hi. I am traveling with 6 Inspire batteries, not an insignificant investment. I have a multi-tool which has no knife, and is TSA approved. I flew with it about 10 times. A few weeks ago, a TSA agent confiscated it. I had no recourse.

    Is there any documentation you know of that I can print out and show to an agent who decides that I can't board with plane with my batteries?

    Thank you all!

    JonnyVermont
     
  2. kc@uav-outlet

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    Assume there are no more than 2 TB48's within your 6? Otherwise they WILL get seized (assuming the particular TSA individual knows what they are looking at)
     
  4. kc@uav-outlet

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    That's a big assumption ;)
     
  5. The Editor

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    I know.... but I'm a glass half full kinda person :p
     
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  6. Eye-in-the-Sky

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    image.png In Australia we have an App issued by CASA (= FAA) which will inform you what you can take onboard an commercial airline, including drone (any Lipo Batteries), etc. I can screen shot that page if you like.

    As for your multi tool, then I assume it has a screwdriver, scissors, etc which are banned. I never carry that onboard and I always check it in as cargo hold.
     
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  9. LIVNXXL

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    I traveled with 6 TB 48's had to split them 2 each with my wife and daughter to get on the plane
     
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  10. Tommy Bayshore

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    What did the TSA say initially? Did you have them in LIPO bags? I'm getting ready to head to the Keys i a week with my drone and 6 TB48s so just want to be prepared

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  11. LIVNXXL

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    I had them in my carry on. They all had the contact area taped to prevent accidental shorting. I was pulled aside after the belt scan machine. They asked to examine bag and I gave OK. Questioned what the batteries were and said I was only allowed 2 at this capacity and they are not permitted in checked luggage. I asked if I could split them up with my wife and daughter. I was given the ok and that's how we proceeded. This was at Philadelphia international. I flew to Salt Lake City and had no issues when returning to Phila.
     
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    You will not be allowed to travel with 6 TB48's unless you are travelling with three people or more and you can split them amongst you.
    Travelling with Inspire batteries is extremely well documented already on this forum.