TRAV­EL­LING WITH BAT­TER­IES

Virgin Australia Voyeur - - EXPERIENCE -

There are se­ri­ous safety and le­gal con­se­quences when trav­el­ling with bat­ter­ies that are not car­ried in ac­cor­dance with the rel­e­vant reg­u­la­tions.

Por­ta­ble elec­tronic equip­ment with bat­ter­ies in­stalled may be in carry-on or checked-in bag­gage. When car­ried in checked bag­gage, the equip­ment must be switched off (not in sleep or hi­ber­na­tion mode) and pro­tected from dam­age and un­in­ten­tional ac­ti­va­tion. For ex­am­ple, by plac­ing the equip­ment in a pur­pose-built, hard plas­tic carry case that pro­tects the on/ off switch from be­ing turned on. Switch­ing off a de­vice and plac­ing the item in your checked bag­gage is not suf­fi­cient.

Spare/loose bat­ter­ies (in­clud­ing power banks) must be in carry-on bag­gage only and the ter­mi­nals must be in­su­lated to pre­vent short cir­cuit­ing. This can be done by keep­ing the bat­ter­ies in the orig­i­nal re­tail pack­ag­ing, tap­ing the ex­posed ter­mi­nals or plac­ing each bat­tery in a sep­a­rate plas­tic bag/pouch.

Smart bags equipped with a lithium bat­tery will only be ac­cepted for car­riage if it is pos­si­ble to re­move the bat­tery from the bag. Smart bags with a re­mov­able bat­tery can be taken on board as carry-on lug­gage (size/weight lim­i­ta­tions ap­ply). If a smart bag is to be checked in, the lithium bat­tery must be re­moved and car­ried as a spare/loose bat­tery in carry-on bag­gage. If the lithium bat­tery can­not be re­moved, the bag can­not be car­ried.

Smart bags which con­tain wire­less track­ing and con­nec­tiv­ity sys­tems re­quire all trans­mit­ting func­tions to be turned off at all times dur­ing flight.

AD­DI­TIONAL RE­QUIRE­MENTS:

• Lithium bat­ter­ies must be of a type that meets the re­quire­ments of the UN Man­ual of Tests and Cri­te­ria Part III, sub­sec­tion

38.3. For lithium metal/al­loy bat­ter­ies, the lithium con­tent must not be more than 2g and for lithium ion/poly­mer bat­ter­ies, the watt-hour rat­ing must not ex­ceed 160Wh. Lithium ion/poly­mer bat­ter­ies over 100Wh must be de­clared at check-in to a Guest Ser­vices Agent, and ‘yes’ must be se­lected when asked ‘Are you car­ry­ing any danger­ous goods?’ dur­ing kiosk/mo­bile/web check-in.

• For non-spill­able bat­ter­ies, the volt­age must not ex­ceed 12V, the watt-hour rat­ing must be no more than 100Wh and the bat­tery must not con­tain any free or un­ab­sorbed elec­trolytes that could flow from a rup­tured or cracked case.

• Bat­ter­ies must be in good con­di­tion and show no signs of dam­age, dis­tor­tion, over­charg­ing, rust or leak­age build-up, and must be of a rep­utable brand.

• Any bat­tery that does not meet the above spec­i­fi­ca­tions is not per­mit­ted to be car­ried by a guest.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on trav­el­ling with bat­ter­ies, please visit www. vir­ginaus­tralia.com/au/en/plan/ bag­gage/bat­ter­ies. If trav­el­ling with a mo­torised wheel­chair or mo­bil­ity aid, please visit www.vir­ginaus­tralia.com/ au/en/plan/spe­cial-needs-as­sis­tance/ mo­bil­ity-as­sis­tance.

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