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What is a safe way to transport an e-bike battery on planes?

It's not feasible to survey every single airline, but based on my intuition and confirmed by the sample I've checked, this battery is drastically too large (and therefore too dangerous) to bring on a ...
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Can I bring a 30000 mAh power bank on board the aircraft?

Their website, which you link to, has this FAQ Can you take portable chargers on planes? Most airlines allow lithium batteries that do not exceed 100W/hours in the carry-on luggage. You can find the ...
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What is a safe way to transport an e-bike battery on planes?

MJeffryes is correct with his answer, that for all practical purposes, you will not be able to fly with your e-bike battery. Even if you didn't ask: A solution to that problem if you want to bring ...
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Can I bring a 30000 mAh power bank on board the aircraft?

From the IATA guidelines, all lithium batteries are subject to regulation, with specific rules depending on the type of device (portable electronic-device, medical device or spare battery). A power ...
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Powering devices in Iceland from USA?

It looks like all your devices can be charged via USB. In this case you should already have voltage switching chargers for all of them. In fact, these chargers are interchangeable, except for the ...
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Are gate-checked bags screened for items not allowed in the hold?

Yes, in general when you agree to gate-check your roll-a-board, they are supposed to ask if you have any vital medications, id, any electronics, and so on, and get you to remove them and squeeze them ...
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Carrying a laptop battery with a cracked case onto a flight

Avios isn't an airline. Presumably you are flying with British Airways or Iberia, which are owned by the same parent company. From BA's list of banned and restricted items: Please always ensure that ...
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Power banks over 100 Wh, but not exceeding 160 Wh - how does airline approval work in practice?

In practice, you're unlikely to have issues at most places as people are unlikely to inspect the wattage of each power brick. However, some airports inspect each and every one, and if the power isn't ...
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How many coin cell batteries can I take on EU flight?

The IATA guidelines for Lithium batteries for passenger luggage are summarised here. CR2032 batteries are Lithium-methal batteries containing less than 2 g of lithium each (about 0.1 g, actually). As ...
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How to keep electronics warm in cold countries?

It gets tricky to use electronic equipment already at much higher temperatures than the -50°C you are targetting in your question. Be aware that the problem is not only limited to the batteries, but ...
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Can I bring a 30000 mAh power bank on board the aircraft?

The "Aukey" power bank PB-Y3 does not appear to have a Wh rating marked on the outside of the case, based on studying a Russian review video. The typical airline 100Wh limit could be considered to ...
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Flight to the US: replacement Li-Ion battery

As you are travelling on Lufthansa, Google's answer for "lufthansa battery policy" points to: http://www.lufthansa.com/mediapool/pdf/74/media_1070298774.pdf Which states: Portable electronic ...
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Do airlines really check whether battery packs for laptop/phone/tablets are less than 100 or 160 Wh?

In China, they are super strict about batteries and yes they read. I haven't seen that much in the US, they seem to not be as strict.
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Can I carry spare Lithium-Ion batteries with me on Lufthansa?

From the Lufthansa, Dangerous Goods that may be carried under certain Conditions regulations (yours should be less than 10 Wh each): Portable electronic devices containing lithium metal or lithium-...
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Can I take portable speakers with lithium batteries as carry-on on an Air India flight?

The regulations on Air India's website are very clear. The relevant parts are : "for lithium ion batteries the Watt-hour rating must not exceed 100 Wh" "Batteries spare / loose, ...
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How to keep electronics warm in cold countries?

For small batteries (cameras, phones...) , keep them in pockets inside your coat, close to your body. For bigger batteries, you could use an ice-chest with some hand warmer pads to keep the batteries ...
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May I Carry a Power Bank from Vancouver CA to Frankfurt DE?

Lufthansa considers powerbanks to be spare lithium batteries and thus they may be carried in your carry-on and only in your carry-on.
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Rules for Lithium batteries in large quantities?

The regulations for lithium batteries on flights are made by IATA and they have an information page. Although we generally discourage link-only answers, I'm not going to attempt to summarize here, ...
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Can I carry spare Lithium-Ion batteries with me on Lufthansa?

YES, for a US airline, but you must bring them as Carry On baggage. You should not check them. Many other airlines follow this guidance as well. FAA: Pack Safe Lithium ion and lithium metal ...
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How I can travel with a 576Wh single‑cell lithium‑ion battery (or 12Ah with 48V) from mainland France to Guadeloupe in the French West Indies?

Wh (watt-hours, i.e. watts multiplied by hours), not W/h (watts per hour, which is meaningless). The IATA rules for lithium batteries transported by passengers are here: https://www.iata.org/...
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What happens if you forget a laptop battery in your checked luggage? (in Europe)

Let's say you buy a spare battery for your laptop and forget to put it in your carry-on (as per IATA rules). What happens next? "Do nothing" happens. Remove battery happens. Fine or prosecution MAY ...
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Powering devices in Iceland from USA?

When I went to Iceland, Germany, and the Netherlands last year (they all use the same plugs), I only needed the plug adapters. I plugged my USB chargers and Macbook Air power supplies into the plug ...
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Oman Air - Batteries in carry-on luggage

Oman Air's restricted items include corrosives, which may not be in either checked or carry on baggage. Your Baggage For safety reasons dangerous articles such as Compressed gases, Corrosives, ...
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The limit number of batteries I can take within a flight?

There are two different issues in your question: Whether you can import and use a drone in a foreign country. What the rules are for lithium batteries on flights. Some countries do not allow drones ...
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Given a flight number, how can one know the max capacity & number of batteries one may have in carry-on luggage, without contacting airline companies?

Unless the airline says otherwise (for instance, on their website, boarding passes, tickets...), it is most likely they apply the IATA guidelines. Power banks are considered as spare batteries: you ...
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Given a flight number, how can one know the max capacity & number of batteries one may have in carry-on luggage, without contacting airline companies?

I think a general answer is not possible. What you can take aboard as carry-on will depend upon the airline's rules, how those rules are enforced (or not) by the airline, as well as the rules and ...
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How to keep electronics warm in cold countries?

You can get lens heaters (battery powered). They're used by amateur astronomers and photographers. I don't know about -50°C though, that's quite extreme. There are also chemical hand warmers, both ...
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Is the 13 inch MacBook Pro also banned from airtravel?

No, it's not banned right now. Only some 15" models are. As you laptop is not a banned model then you can bring it. If a security officer would question it then you can just point out that the screen ...
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