05-04-2017 03:18 PMtj811
Has anyone carried a drone onboard for a trip?
I just got my new drone and look forward to carry it for my Summer Trips in Southwest.
Does one check in the drone or carry it with you in flight as cabin luggage?
Are there any restrictions on number of batteries you can have in the Carry-on Drone Bag?
Thanks for sharing your experience.
05-05-2017 08:58 PMLindsey
05-09-2017 05:59 PMstevenoch
06-08-2017 12:47 PMLindsey
Since drones are not banned by TSA, they are acceptable for travel as long as they meet Southwest Airlines carryon sizing requirements (find out more about those here). Also, it would be considered an electronic device and allowed. From a battery standpoint, if batteries are lithium-ion, they must be 100 watt-hours or less. Spare batteries must be transported in carry-on baggage and protected from short circuit.
06-26-2017 09:57 PMjoaocrus
Is the battery specification below within your policy:
"The new generation DJI Intelligent Flight Battery is a 4480mAh, 15.2V LiPo4s battery that is specifically designed for the Phantom 3 series, enabling optimal performance. Supporting up to 23 minutes of flight time, the battery also has built-in sensors and bright LEDs that let you know the status and remaining power of your battery in real time."
06-27-2017 02:09 AMKatflight
I was going to ask the same question for the DJI Spark and I found a conversion online for mAh/V to Watt hours. Foryour Phantom 3 your battery would be 68.096 Watt hours. Here's the link:
05-21-2018 02:57 PMdalm67
just wondering if anything has changed i am flying to San Francisco from San Antonio and plan on taking my DJI Spark drone. i do know it is not TSA restricted and as of a year ago Southwest would let you travel as long as batteries are carried on the cabin and shortage protected.
Has there been any changes?
please advise and thank you in advance.
07-24-2018 01:59 PMDFournier