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#11 harrytom

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 11:59 AM

slightly different to battery being freighted,but what do you think of a courier company who picked up a rifle with bolt,no ammo,delivered to home with must sign,left at back door and driver signed it?? When tackled the courier company the excuse was there was a car in drive so thought must home!!


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Posted 15 August 2018 - 04:11 PM

Could be a case of Lithium battery and aircraft carrying passengers, the 2 aren't mates.

 

 

We carry on lithium batteries for radio control yachts in flameproof bags not problem. I think this is a max of 100 or 160 Wh.


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Posted 16 August 2018 - 11:17 AM

20,000 mA or 16,000mA if you are transiting a Chinese airport (maybe others as well, check) ..... but I did pass thru Beijing a couple of months ago with a 20,000mA powerbank, I think I was lucky the rating had rubbed off, they did look hard for one.

 

On the last riding 3 trips, which have included Vietnam, China, Mongolia, Taiwan and Aussie, all the team had ALL lithium batteries and whatever they were inside of taken from their checked in baggage. All that was left was a note saying that. They do not get the goodies back, inc the $1500 camera a battery was in. Watch for that, no mercy is shown. ALL lithium can only go as carry on luggage.

 

That is passenger aircraft. For commercial lithium they use freight only aircraft.


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#14 smithy09

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 12:18 PM

Bloody hell! What airline KM??


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Posted 07 September 2018 - 03:22 PM

Air NZ, China Airlines and the last one was Air China.

 

It is a FAA/CA rule, no lithium in the hold of aircraft carrying passengers, only in the cabin so they can see the smoke from a thermal run away sooner.

 

As a FYI after those 3 long trips I'd rate each airline thus -

Air China

China Airlines

Air NZ.

 

And I'd far rather ride in a A350 than a 787 Dreamliner.

 

To be fair the last one back from Vietnam on Air NZ was the last trip for one of their older and now retired Boeing's and it was 12long hrs of uncomfortable. Since that one I can't do international on Air NZ as they have my name spelt wrong in their system and refuse to correct it, so I found out during a  2hr chat with Vietnamese border people in a back room of Hanoi airport. Apparently correcting my name is a security issue, someone my take my airpoints, all $3.21 of them :roll:


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#16 smithy09

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 11:56 AM

I flew Air NZ to Aus a few weeks back with Drone in checked baggage. No probs. I'll take the batteries out next time though!!


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Posted 12 September 2018 - 01:57 PM

yawn - the cumulative Ahr of batteries that passengers carry on to a flight would deem this sort of nonsense - well - nonsens!


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Posted 13 September 2018 - 01:13 PM

yawn - the cumulative Ahr of batteries that passengers carry on to a flight would deem this sort of nonsense - well - nonsens!



seems low odds of them all spontaneously combusting at once though, right?
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#19 ScottiE

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 02:40 PM

forrest . . . . match . . . one . . .


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Posted 13 September 2018 - 03:45 PM

I'm told you could take down a A380 with 2 cellph batteries.

 

When I went to Vietnam a month or 3 back I was carrying over 50,000mA of lithium batteries.

The battery that grounded the planets entire Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet was only 25ahrs.


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