Travelling to Sweden

I will be taking my Mini 4 pro to Sweden next week via Manchester using Ryanair. Can I keep this in the original bag with all 3 batteries?

@Hzak786 heres a link from another thread where this has been discussed before regarding Ryanair’s policy hope it helps :+1:

Edit : a further link to Ryanair …

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Thank you this answers my question perfectly. Appreciate it !

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As above - Mini batteries are well under the limits most airline specify. Similar to an average laptop in fact. I’ve taken my Mini 3 Pro in hand luggage on RyanAir, EasyJet, Icelandair and Norwegian with no issues. I make sure that the drone itself has no battery in, and put each battery in a small plastic bag, so it’s unable to be short circuited (also so they don’t get wet if its raining and my bag gets soaked!). Not a lot you can do about the one in the transmitter, but again, it’s smaller than a mobile phone battery so not an issue.

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Out of interest sake is the airline limit of 160-watt hours claculated per battery or in total… say if I had a flymore bundle and a few spares ?

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Thank you Rich I will try to keep the batteries separate. I have also applied for permission from Sweden authority to fly the drone as they are strict there.

Just reading on another thread but different airline not sure if all airlines policies differ, mixed opinions & I don’t personally know the answer but have a scroll through this thread, if you can’t find out for sure I’d ring the airline,
That said someone who has experienced this maybe able to help further,

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Thanks @Kirky - as I said more of an interest/thought than a real requirement for me right away - I tend to have these arguments in my head with the airline staff before they have even had a reason/chance to occur !! hahaha

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lol, welcome to my world :grimacing:

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If ‘two spare batteries’ when you’ve got three batteries bothers you, you could pop one into the drone - now you have a drone plus two spares :slight_smile: Or if travelling with family, give each member a single battery to carry. I’ve never had an issue with three separate batteries in drone bag that’s inside my hand luggage, plus drone, plus transmitter.

Remember that the security check at the airport have no idea what airline you’re travelling on, so they won’t care about anything that deviates from international law (eg sharp things, flammable things, volume of liquids etc.) and common sense. And cabin crew aren’t generally bothered about the contents of your hand luggage once you’re on the plane unless you start producing things from it that worry them mid-flight.

Common sense says that a drone battery in a sealed plastic bag is as safe as a mobile phone, tablet or laptop. They just need to be in your hand luggage so that if there is a problem, the cabin crew can put it in the heatproof metal box they have in case of battery fires.

I recently travelled to Denmark (Still here) with a mini 3 pro and no issues. I toed the line all along: Battery separate (discharged to 20%) terminals taped over and in a fireproof bag. Everything in carry on except prop screwdriver which went in hold baggage (it does look lethal) No problems. My wife was held up by her mobile telephone case which (side on) caused enough confusion to have a supervisor called!
After charging and flying I removed the battery to discover I had left the tape on and the contacts had pushed there way through anyway.
Re permissions: I had applied the the Danish authority a while back for an Operator ID with no reply so I had my (Danish) wife call. I turns out that they don’t have a system in place for people without an MitID (A digital ID number). I had told them about my A2 and they said it was ok to fly and sent me an email to show any interested police.
Skål, Andy

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