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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-28-2007, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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Lithium batteries to be banned from air luggage

great, yet another thing for the screeners to bug you about at the airport next year



http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/tech...es-Travel.html

Baggage Ban on Batteries Begins

WASHINGTON (AP) -- To help reduce the risk of fires, air travelers will no longer be able to pack loose lithium batteries in checked luggage beginning Jan. 1, the Transportation Department said Friday.

Passengers can still check baggage with lithium batteries if they are installed in electronic devices, such as cameras, cell phones and laptop computers. If packed in plastic bags, batteries may be in carryon baggage. The limit is two batteries per passenger.

The ban affects shipments of non-rechargeable lithium batteries, such as those made by Energizer Holdings Inc. and Procter & Gamble Co.'s Duracell brand.

''Doing something as simple as keeping a spare battery in its original retail packaging or a plastic zip-lock bag will prevent unintentional short-circuiting and fires,'' Krista Edwards, deputy administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, said in a release.

The Federal Aviation Administration has found that fire-protection systems in the cargo hold of passenger planes can't put out fires sparked in lithium batteries.

The National Transportation Safety Board earlier this month said it could not rule out lithium batteries as the source of a cargo plane fire at Philadelphia International Airport last year.
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You can carry them on, but don't put them in your checked luggage. That's the meat of it.

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This is a serious one. I used to fly electric powered RC planes and there have been multiple cases of people over charger or shorting a lithium cell out and burning down there houses and cars.

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i say everyone flies nakked... on Hooters air of course
I second that!

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i say everyone flies nakked... on Hooters air of course
You realize Hooters Air is no longer in business dont you?
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This is a serious one. I used to fly electric powered RC planes and there have been multiple cases of people over charger or shorting a lithium cell out and burning down there houses and cars.


Dude, I actually had one of my aerobatic 3-d planes bust in flames mid air and crash because of a lithium Ion battery pack. I had installed a new more powerful brushless motor and it pulled too many amps aparently, even though the complany (granpher) said it would be ok. End result was a loss of nearly $600 bucks in electronics, plane, motor, and other stuff. Luck nobody got hurt. I ended up getting some money out of granpher though, but not enough.

Lithium Ion batterys are very dangerous. Just get on YOU TUBE and google lithium battery explosion.
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Notice is says LOOSE lithium batteries. Seriously, ANY loose battery is not a great idea, and can start a fire if in contact with a conductive object able to get hot enough. The problem with the lithium ones is that they can get hot enough internally if shorted.

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This is a great rule. Cargo fires are one of the scariest things on an aircraft. Find the video of the NTSB test from the Value Jet crash. Airplanes burn up VERY fast. Our SOP like all airlines is to blow the Halon bottles( AKA puppy snuffer switch ). Then make an emergency descent and landing at the nearest airport.

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i say everyone flies nakked... on Hooters air of course
So you want to sit nekkid next to a bunch of dudes staring at some nekkid ladies? Ok then.

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