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Old Aug 30, 2013, 5:38 PM   #1
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The TSA website is a litte confusion and the lady at delta had no clue. Does any know how many spare camera batteries one can carry in your camera bag pack on to an airplane-through a TSA check point. I keep my spare D-SLR camera batteries in a travel size hard drive case/back which holds 3 batteries very nicely. I am going on a trip in 3 weeks in which with will be part vacation and part a working photo assignment-paid gig (where I will need take loads of photos over the course of 9 hrs.) and not sure if I can get my batteries charged fast enough to reuse them if I do not have enough spares on hand.

Thanks for any info you can provide. In 2011 when I last travel by airplane I only took the battery in my camera and one spare and had no issues.

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Old Aug 30, 2013, 6:16 PM   #2
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You can put some in your checked baggage.

You can also FedEx some to your destination.
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Old Aug 30, 2013, 9:17 PM   #3
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This information appears to be most current and states that batteries must be in carry-on with no limits.

http://safetravel.dot.gov/whats_new_batteries.html

http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-informat...es-and-devices

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Not to worry, batteries are not counted. If they are large dense batteries you should take them out of your bag place it next to your camera or whatever in a bin. They only care about it being seen and recognized. Sometimes a bag with so much great lenses will be checked. The crystal of the lens is just too dense, like leaded crystal, and will be checked.
Was TSA for ten years. And as a photographer had many an interesting experience from dense lenses to special searches for large packaged photo paper or film.
Always bring a dark bag(changing bag) if bringing a lot of film you don't want x-rayed Though I haven't had a problem with film/digital media.
Always take the computer out from the big bag.
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Thanks for the info I should be good to go
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