I'm curious if anyone can give advice to flying international with batteries. I have a gig coming up in Israel and have 6 Anton Bauer Dionic HC's in my kit. I have an SKB case for my batteries with laser cut foam inserts for each individual battery. Everything I read online regarding flying with lithium ion batteries seems a bit ambiguous. I have flown domestically (kit gets checked) many times with 4 AB HC's in my camera package and never had an issue. Please respond if you have any insight!
flying with batteriestraveling batteries
Posted 03 February 2015 - 02:56 PM
Thanks for the info Alan. I've read that on their site. Thanks for the addition input!
Posted 03 February 2015 - 05:13 PM
If you have a battery that is not on a piece of a battery plate, place a piece of electrical tape on the connectors.
Posted 05 February 2015 - 04:17 AM
Yea, you can't check spare batteries if they're loose. You wanna be careful with it - there were reports a few years ago of a cameraman being fined something like $75k for having LiOn batteries in his checked baggage.
Totally different regulations if you're shipping, lots of labeling involved...
Here's a cheat sheet for you - http://www.iata.org/...sengerFlyer.jpg
Posted 05 February 2015 - 06:24 AM
Are batteries avail at your destination?
The beauty of AB is that they're widely avail worldwide and maybe will save even money with all the shipping restrictions?
Maybe u just take one or two as a safety net or ship all your batts ahead via fed ex?
Just an idea.
Posted 11 February 2015 - 08:50 AM
Hey Janice, I think what I'm going to do is carry my batts on in a carry-on. Thanks for all the input everyone!
Posted 11 February 2015 - 08:23 PM
Carry-on no problem. I also bring along printed documentation from AB as to what wattage the batteries are just in case. Can't put them in the belly of the plane.
I think Janice's suggestion about local sourcing is excellent too. And so is Janice.
Posted 12 February 2015 - 07:22 PM
Huge and humble appreciation
Have a good 2015