Travellers to the USA are adapting to new regulati

first_imgTravellers to the USA are adapting to new regulations which further restrict the nature of items permitted to be brought onto flights. While hand luggage restrictions are often subject to change for security reasons, the US Department of Transport(DOT) has issued a new set of rules which are tough on what can be transported in the hold – involving new limits that will affect laptop batteries.Batteries containing lithium are now not permitted to be carried in bags checked into the hold, while strictly limited amounts are allowed in hand luggage for travellers to the US. Batteries with eight grams of lithium or less can be taken in carry-on bags, while passengers are not allowed to exceed two spare batteries with an aggregate equivalent lithium content of 25 grams – meaning that no more than two spare laptop batteries can be brought to the US. The new rules, which came into effect on January 1st 2008, also offer recommendations for the transport of electronic gadgets, urging passengers to ensure that the off switch on electronic items is taped in the off position, to avoid objects being activated during the flight.Travellers to US locations from the UK’s BAA-operated airports have been greeted with news that strikes planned for coming weeks have been called off, easing doubts that flights may have to be cancelled should industrial action take place.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedBanned on board: 17 surprising items not allowed in your hand baggageTrying to take a wheel of brie, viking helmet or sneaky perfume samples in your carry-on luggage? You might want to check out our banned on board list first!The truth about ‘annoying’ airport security protocols…You’ll have a more pleasant and seamless airport experience if you understand the reasons behind the rules.Carry on: readers’ opinions on cabin luggage restrictionsThey’ve been around now for almost ten years, but that doesn’t mean that we’re all experts on airline hand luggage restrictions. We’ve gathered some of your thoughts from a previous article on the subject: here’s what you think, plus a few unusual suggestions on how to make the rules work…last_img read more