It’s summer, which means one thing, holiday season. And of course, we want to bring our dearest family member with us – our drone. Unfortunately, many airlines are vague about the rules for bringing a drone onboard. So we’ve put together a mini summary of some information which might help you out.
– Purchase a “Safe Bag” for lithium batteries where you can place the batteries to the drone. We have flown several times with our Phantom 4 adv in the box without being asked for this, but better be safe than sorry.
– Store both the drone and its batteries in your hand luggage.
– Unpack the drone by the safety control in the same way as you do with a laptop.
– Check https://uavcoach.com/ before your trip to study the local rules of the country your visiting. We sometimes contact local drone pilots as well to ask for advice.
- Here are some examples of airlines who allow drones onboard (according to information found online):
- Scandinavian Airlines (SAS)
- Norwegian Air
- Ryan Air
- Delta Airlines
- American Airlines
- Southwest Airlines
- JetBlue Airlines
- British Airways (BA)
Do you have any other examples of airlines allowing or restricting drones? Leave a comment below, we’d love to hear about your experiences and help grow the VReel knowledge base.