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Gh0stxSinghx
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Hello,

I think want the dji mavic pro travel case.
Can use travelling airplane far UK to India (london heathrow to  amritsar) and Airplane:- Air india, Jet Airways, Qatar or Uzbekistan,  With 2 or 3 x batteries put mavic bag case for can travel free? I am learing that  time..

1. Not full charged batteries?
2. Taping over the connection terminal to batteries and put mavic bag case or larger luggage bag?
3. Or mavic 2 x battery put Li-Po Battery Safe bag where in bag, backpack, luggage bag and etc?

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The rule is simple: you must have the batteries with you aboard (with your hand luggage in the cabin), you cannot store them (no matter what) in the checked in luggage.
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Carry it on board with you in the case. Definitely not in your checked baggage as spare batteries in hold prohibited. Some carries wont even let you carry the drone in hold. Most carriers would consider the battery terminals in these batteries as being protected already, so need for tape on them.
Airline I work for allows for 1 battery on device plus 2 spares and also has limits on total capacity as well. Three Mavic batteries comply. So as they say YMMV. Check on your airlines website as they will have a diagram like the 2013 one listed above. Which by the way may be out of date. LIPO battery rules of carriage are changing quite frequently recently.
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giusis00 Posted at 2016-11-6 13:35
The rule is simple: you must have the batteries with you aboard (with your hand luggage in the cabin ...

I'll throw out that this changes by country. While most normal countries want you to carry your batteries in carry-on, Mexico explicitly states it wants them in checked baggage. I almost had a large amount of rechargeable eneloop batteries taken, but luckily I knew a little spanish and was able to negotiate with the airport security official.
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T_A_Rogers Posted at 2016-11-6 21:17
I'll throw out that this changes by country. While most normal countries want you to carry your ba ...

D you mean the company.. not the country? I travel a lot around the world, I do not have found a single company asking to place your batteries in the checked in luggage, all of them want it in the hand baggage, it often call people during the inspection if you try to put your batteries in the registered bag.

Which company have asked you to place your batteries in the checked luggage? It sounds strange to me...
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giusis00 Posted at 2016-11-7 05:12
D you mean the company.. not the country? I travel a lot around the world, I do not have found a s ...

No, i meant country. The country's regulatory agency (TSA for United States, for example) is who sets the rules for what can and can't be stored on the flight.

I was able to find this after my run-in on a Mexican government website, but I can't seem to locate it at the moment. I did find somebody else who also explains the same on this TSA blog:
http://blog.tsa.gov/2013/06/trav ... safely-packing.html

"Careful, folks! If you fly out of Cozumel or other Mexican vacation destinations and try to carry on your NiMH rechargeables or other batteries, even if they're packaged carefully, they may be confiscated. Mexico, for some illogical reason, demands that ALL batteries be packed in checked luggage. (Which is the exact opposite of what TSA demands!) "
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T_A_Rogers Posted at 2016-11-7 17:41
No, i meant country. The country's regulatory agency (TSA for United States, for example) is who s ...

This is inaccurate.

- The companies can have their own rules (in example recently certain companies have banned the Samsung Note 7 from their flights..);

- In Mexico for the in-equipment batteries (the batteries inserted into the device) can be transported in the checked-in luggage, while any spare battery (that is what interest to us) must be carried in the carry on luggage (it's prohibited to transport them in the checked-in luggage).

Here's the rules form Aero Mexico (flag carrier in Mexico):

https://aeromexico.com/en/travel ... -allowance/?site=us
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giusis00 Posted at 2016-11-8 05:52
This is inaccurate.

- The companies can have their own rules (in example recently certain companie ...

I have a very simple question: When you go to an airport, who scans your luggage in the xray and pats you down for guns, etc? Is it the Alitalia/British Airways representative? Or is it the local government/air agency?

Exactly. AeroMexico is not the one scanning the luggage and telling people to put their batteries in this giant freaking tub (I kid you not, this was a giant 50 gallon tub half full of regular batteries, not even Lithium ones). It is the local air authority.

In my case, I was flying out on American Airlines from Cozumel, yet I still had to deal with the BS Mexican airport staff to comply with THEIR local laws. I negotiated with them and basically gave them some brand new Duracell batteries still in their original package and in exchange they let me keep my expensive Eneloop batteries which were in a protective organizer.   
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T_A_Rogers Posted at 2016-11-7 23:43
I have a very simple question: When you go to an airport, who scans your luggage in the xray and p ...

Exactly.. for this reason you are NOT allowed to put the batteries inside the checked-in luggage (it doesn't depend by the company, you should not put there, point): your checked-in luggage is scanned as well, and if they found a battery (it doesn't matter if it's a drone battery or even a power bank for your mobile), the security will call you, and they will ask to remove it from the checked-in baggage.

You are allowed to take the batteries in your hand luggage (with certain limitation, especially if it's not a Li-On battery), but the company can put additional restrictions. In example the Note 7 case: they didn't check every single bag looking for it.. but if it's found they have the right to not allow you aboard and eventually the company can blacklist you from future flights with them.

What you experienced is about "borderline" police.. it happens in every "exotic" (I don't find a better word) Country around the world: I have seen stuff confiscated for no reason, and you can't do much about it: you are in a foreign country, with so-so law.. it's better to pass it on and leave your batteries there, instead of raise a case that may not end good. They just want your stuff, and they will tell you you can't carry it aboard.. They are smart enough to not ask for expensive hardware (because they know you won't leave thousands dollars there!) .. but they often collect "free" gadgets, telling you it's not allowed aboard (that is plain false).
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this is great info. thanks!
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Ebay has these Lipo bags 2 for $9.99 I bought 4 of them even with the battery in the bag the bag and battery fit in the side pouches of the DJI bag. Perfect fit like that gag was made for this. I might just keep them in the bag all the time

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Do you have a link to where I can get those Lipo bags?
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+1 on the link.

I took my Mavic on 3 flights in 3 days going international and had no dramas taking it on as carry on. To be honest I was more concerned about the rotor blades being confiscated than batteries as they are pretty sharp and could possibly be used as a weapon.
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giusis00 Posted at 2016-11-6 19:35
The rule is simple: you must have the batteries with you aboard (with your hand luggage in the cabin ...

Thanks, What's mean in the cabin? Use put dji mavic bag?
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lightsout Posted at 2016-11-8 01:32
Ebay has these Lipo bags 2 for $9.99 I bought 4 of them even with the battery in the bag the bag and ...

Lipo bags x 2 (2 x batterys) put in DJI mavic bag?
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I said this meassge Please Yes or No

1. Not full charged batteries? Y/N
2. 2 x batterys put Lipo bags Safe bag in Mavic Bag Y/N

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yodaz87 Posted at 2016-11-15 15:31
Do you have a link to where I can get those Lipo bags?

Found them:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2pcs-LiP ... :g:Xe4AAOSwvzRXzj8V

But they are low on stock :p Just bought some myself
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They seem to be all over if you search for "LiPo Bag 125x64x50"  I just picked up a 2-pack for a couple bucks cheaper.
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Found the following for those with Amazon prime.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/produc ... ges00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Says they should be back in stock Dec 5th
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over the US Thanksgiving holiday I fly out of Atlanta into NYC with my Mavic. Leaving Atlanta I took my Mavic out and put it in a bin by itself just like you do for laptops. Zero problems... coming back leaving NYC same thing drone in bin by itself... They pulled the bin and asked if they could inspect it and do a wipe test (test for explosive). Took all of 30 - 45secs and I was on my way.  To people who do not know what the Mavic is folded up it does look odd, especially if on its belly.

I usually travel with a lot of tech so I don't mind and TSA has always been friendly and quick even during the really busy seasons. It's the people who make a fuse about being checked for 30-45 secs that make it bad for others. Just follow the rules, and be polite
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Hello There?

What's mean in the cabin? Use put dji mavic bag?.

1. Not full charged batteries?
2. 2 x batterys put Lipo bags Safe bag in Mavic Bag?

Thanks
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Gh0stxSinghx Posted at 2016-12-6 15:08
Hello There?

What's mean in the cabin? Use put dji mavic bag?.

I just traveled with my Mavic and the battery was full, no questions asked. Also i just had the Mavic in my backpack. no special bag was needed.
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Gh0stxSinghx Posted at 2016-12-6 15:08
Hello There?

What's mean in the cabin? Use put dji mavic bag?.

In the cabin means Carry-on, do not put in your check in luggage.
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devGOD Posted at 2016-12-1 13:10
over the US Thanksgiving holiday I fly out of Atlanta into NYC with my Mavic. Leaving Atlanta I took my Mavic out and put it in a bin by itself just like you do for laptops. Zero problems... coming back leaving NYC same thing drone in bin by itself... They pulled the bin and asked if they could inspect it and do a wipe test (test for explosive). Took all of 30 - 45secs and I was on my way.  To people who do not know what the Mavic is folded up it does look odd, especially if on its belly.

I usually travel with a lot of tech so I don't mind and TSA has always been friendly and quick even during the really busy seasons. It's the people who make a fuse about being checked for 30-45 secs that make it bad for others. Just follow the rules, and be polite

I traveled from Orange County CA to San Francisco and back this past weekend and left my Mavic in my Backpack and had no questions either way.
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colonel00 Posted at 2016-11-28 16:28
They seem to be all over if you search for "LiPo Bag 125x64x50"  I just picked up a 2-pack for a couple bucks cheaper.

is there any specific certification that these need to meet (display) in order to be considered adequate protection?
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Bpup Posted at 2016-11-28 07:53
Found them:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2pcs-LiPo-Battery-Fireproof-Safety-Guard-Protection-Bag-125x64x50-Charging-Sack-/122146467902?hash=item1c707f303e:g:Xe4AAOSwvzRXzj8V

I just bought 3 on eBay for $8.76 from Hong Kong. They are usually faster shipping than from China direct.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LiPo-Bat ... 26sd%3D272420290240
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Gh0stxSinghx Posted at 2016-12-6 23:08
Hello There?

What's mean in the cabin? Use put dji mavic bag?.

In the cabin means your take on luggage - carry on luggage - take the mavic in the bag with the batteries and kit on to the plane with you.

1 - Make sure the batteries are discharged, so max of 50% (i'd stick to 30% charge)
2 - to be super safe, use those lipo bags, but i dont think its a definite requirement
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lightsout Posted at 2016-11-7 19:32
Ebay has these Lipo bags 2 for $9.99 I bought 4 of them even with the battery in the bag the bag and battery fit in the side pouches of the DJI bag. Perfect fit like that gag was made for this. I might just keep them in the bag all the time

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Thanks for the lead on these....I just ordered 8 on eBay for $16.10 (excepted best offer) from this seller:

8 PCS RC LiPo Battery Fireproof Safety Guard Protection Bag 125x64x50 Charging

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I just came back traveling from US to 6 countries in Asia with a P4 with 3 batteries, and another 8 batteries for my gimbal and DSLR. No issues at all....Had to explain what was in the box, thats about it.
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Here is the policy from United airlines on batteries:

Batteries
AA-9V, AAA, C, D alkaline, carbon zinc, silver oxide and nickel metal hydride batteries are allowed in checked and carry-on baggage as long as they are packed to prevent short circuiting.

Lithium batteries

Personal devices (except for e-cigarettes and personal vaporizers) installed with a lithium battery of less than 100 watt hours are permitted in carry-on and checked baggage. Loose lithium batteries are not permitted in checked baggage on any United flight. Each spare lithium battery in carry-on baggage must be individually protected to prevent short circuits. To do this, you can place each battery in original retail packaging, place each battery in a separate plastic bag or protective pouch, or insulate the batteries by taping over exposed terminals. Spare batteries must not come in contact with metal objects, such as coins, keys or jewelry, and you should take steps to prevent crushing, puncturing, or putting pressure on the battery.

In most cases, up to two larger lithium batteries (more than 100 watt hours, but not exceeding 160 watt hours) are permitted in carry-on baggage if the terminals are properly covered or insulated. If you are traveling with a battery-operated mobility device, please see our Special Travel Needs section.

If carry-on baggage is checked at the gate, any spare lithium batteries must be removed.

For the most updated information regarding lithium batteries, visit SafeTravel.dot.gov and the FAA's website.



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FrequentFlyer Posted at 2016-12-6 23:25
I just traveled with my Mavic and the battery was full, no questions asked. Also i just had the Mavic in my backpack. no special bag was needed.

Thanks FrequentFlyer! I will get 3 x batterys in my backpack or mavic bag.
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Danny-B- Posted at 2016-12-7 01:39
In the cabin means your take on luggage - carry on luggage - take the mavic in the bag with the batteries and kit on to the plane with you.

1 - Make sure the batteries are discharged, so max of 50% (i'd stick to 30% charge)

Great! Thanks for info!

1 - Make sure the batteries are discharged, so max of 50%
Discharged Means down battery? (LED4 to LED2)

2 - to be super safe, use those lipo bags, but i dont think its a definite requirement
I get 3 x lipo bags, think i buy mavic bag, for full 3 x batterys.
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1 - Make sure the batteries are discharged, so max of 50%
2 - to be super safe, use those lipo bags, but i dont think its a definite requirement


These precautions are nice to do and cannot hurt. As you say they are not actually required though .  

IATA who regulate the transport of dangerous goods by air certainly do not require it, nor do the airlines. No doubt there will be an airline somewhere that is an exception.

DJI have done a pretty good job of the design in that battery terminals are protected from short circuit and the power button cannot be turned on inadvertently.
The latter is my only concern point of concern. Highly unlikley but a poorly packed Mavic, battery fitted, with something jammed up gainst the power button could in theory have the button pressed twice in succession in a manner in which it could power it on. Inadvertent power up of the drone whilst packed in an aircraft locker would definateley not be good. So if being ultra cautious, removing the battery from the aircraft, is IMO the the best common sense risk mitigator. But I still think this is infinitesimally unlikely.
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Gh0stxSinghx Posted at 2016-12-7 16:48
Great! Thanks for info!

1 - Make sure the batteries are discharged, so max of 50%

What was your experience taking he mavic to India? Did you have any issues with customs or while coming back ?
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Hello,
How about bringing a new MAVIC, on a yet sealed original box (not the fly more combo), from UK to Europe? Can I bring it sealed? Will, in the airport, make me open in?

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Hello I am thinking on taking my mavic on my trip. I want to send my mavic in the luggage and my batteries in the carry on . what do you think?
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I made a detailed on this topic, may be it can help someone.

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