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  1. Clifford May
    January 19, 2023 @ 4:51 pm

    I have a heated Ororo jacket with a mini 5K lithium battery. Am I allowed to have it in my carry-on luggage?

    • Ali Garland
      January 22, 2023 @ 8:12 pm

      Hi Cliff! I’m not sure what 5k means in regards to a lithium battery, but I just looked up that jacket brand, and I think I need one now! Does the battery say on it how many watt hours it has? My guess is that it’s under 100 watt hours. Lithium batteries over 100 watt hours are pretty hardcore and I doubt they’d put that in a jacket. So I think you should be fine to take this jacket in your carry on without having to do anything else. Definitely don’t pack it in checked luggage. But take a look at the specs of the battery to be sure that it’s under 100 watt hours, or ask the Ororo customer service people. Even laptop batteries are under 100 watt hours.

  2. Ashley
    December 30, 2022 @ 2:10 am

    I just got a new neck massager
    (SKG G7 Pro-E)for Christmas but I do know that the battery is already in the massager and no way of removing the battery but the instructions says that the battery is lithium but I’m allowed to travel with it as long as it’s in my carry on. Only if it’s 100 watts or less but I’ve looked on the instructions for the wattage and can’t find it. But I was wondering if someone can help me figure out how much is in it. Or just go ahead and have my mom ship it to me.

    • Ali Garland
      January 3, 2023 @ 3:15 pm

      Hi Ashley! That’s a tricky one, I wasn’t able to find the watt hours on their website either. But according to the FAA, “These limits allow for nearly all types of lithium batteries used by the average person in their electronic devices.” More info here: So my guess is your neck massager is fine to take in your carry on bag, but I can’t make you any guarantees, and I’d hate for TSA to confiscate it. Shipping it is one option, you could also ask TSA through social media (they’re pretty responsive) or you could contact the neck massager company and ask they to point out how many watt hours the battery is.

  3. Renjith
    December 4, 2022 @ 9:24 pm

    Can i carry my E -Scooter battery to india by my Hand bag?

    • Ali Garland
      December 9, 2022 @ 2:25 pm

      Hi Renjith! I don’t know what kind of battery your e-scooter has, so I can’t really answer that. Take a look at the type of battery and compare it with what I’ve detailed in this post. You also need to check with the rules for whatever country you’re flying out of – keep in mind, my blog post is written with rules from the US. Once you know the type of battery your scooter has, you can also look at the website for your airline as they often have info about batteries.

  4. Shireen
    September 9, 2022 @ 11:22 am

    Hi, my sis is travelling to Africa, can she take couple of AA batteries in her suitcase?

    • Ali Garland
      September 9, 2022 @ 5:02 pm

      Hi Shireen! According to TSA, dry batteries like AA batteries can go in checked bags or carry on bags. But if she has a layover in another country, that country could have stricter rules. Since they’re so small, she’s probably better off packing them in her carry on bags just to be safe.

  5. Kr
    May 8, 2021 @ 4:12 am

    Can I bring a small speaker in my carry on.

    • Ali Garland
      May 12, 2021 @ 9:56 am

      As long as it fits in your carry on bag and doesn’t put you over the weight limit, that should be fine. You might want to take it out at security to be scanned separately, like you do with your laptop and liquids, because electronics sometimes throw unnecessary red flags for the screeners.

  6. Wilson Chiwara
    July 15, 2020 @ 5:44 pm

    Can one carry a 12Volt/12Ah dry cell batteries ie charged but with acid/electrolyte packed in seperate pakage, on an aeroplane?

    • Ali Garland
      July 17, 2020 @ 11:49 am

      Hi Wilson! You may have me stumped! Dry cell batteries are permitted, but I’m having trouble finding info about the acid/electrolyte packed separately. You can read the FAA’s info about taking batteries on a plane here, and if you go to this page, you’ll see everything TSA has about batteries. But I don’t see your question specifically addressed. You could try contacting TSA through their Facebook or Twitter and ask directly, I’ve heard they’re really responsive.