|By Gene Gray (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #6) on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 - 11:53 pm:|
Anyone have any difficulty with airport screeners when traveling with a large photo case with strobes. I have Ikelite DS125s and I want to know specifically if the battery pack should be attached in the case or separate?
|By Andy & Dave Bartlett (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #372) on Thursday, September 8, 2005 - 12:29 am:|
We have never had any trouble taking strobes and battery packs for our cameras. We usually pack them in the same large case and then in thier own case or wrapped in extra clothing to prevent them moving within the large case.
|By Marcus L. Barnes (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #391) on Thursday, September 8, 2005 - 7:03 am:|
Last April my home airport made me take the batteries out of my dive light and then wouldn't let me send them in my check in bags. I had to hand carry them in my reg bag to Bonaire. I got the impression this particular TSA guy had a problem because they have never said anything before. This time I'm going to separate the batteries from my lights and send them separately in my bags - I've done this before without a problem.
|By DARLENE ELLIS (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1666) on Thursday, September 8, 2005 - 8:22 am:|
I think it just depends on who you get. When I was flying Air Jamaica and not digital yet, I would have a ton of AA size bateries in my carryon and only once did they question them and make me put them in my checked luggage. The rest of the times they went through just fine and all trips were after 9/11
|By Cecil Berry (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #4230) on Thursday, September 8, 2005 - 8:23 am:|
This last trip I did something different. I left the batteries in the light but put a piece of electrical tape on the end of the batteries. This would not keep the TSA happy but will prevent contact. No hassle coming or going but that is just luck of the draw.
|By Ron Gould (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #283) on Thursday, September 8, 2005 - 8:36 am:|
Some Halogen lights, if turned on inside your bags can gererate enough heat to start a fire. That is the only reason the batteries should travel outside of the light... Ron
|By Brian J. Walsh (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #132) on Thursday, September 8, 2005 - 6:57 pm:|
People were asked to remove batteries from lights at AA check in 8/21 on Bonaire. We asked what about rechageables like strobes and elec razor but were told no problem.
|By pat murphy (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #188) on Saturday, September 10, 2005 - 1:04 pm:|
we used to have the batteries installed in the lights but turned one around so the light wouldn't turn on. never had a problem with that...just remember to reinstall them correctly when you get there.
|By Wally and Eva (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #859) on Saturday, September 10, 2005 - 8:47 pm:|
If you take enough batteries for some big lights (16 D Cells) and tape them into a block and wrap them in a big ziplock bag and put them in the bottom of your checked bag and put a spare air cylinder with the reg removed on top of it....TSA will root around in your luggage like hogs on steriods.
|By pat murphy (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #195) on Tuesday, September 13, 2005 - 5:15 pm:|
wally, you guys are evil...but funny. still, i think if i did that they'd try a body cavity search using a spare air cylinder...and i don't really think i'd enjoy that.
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