Correction: You may carry the batteries on as carry on luggage, but not as checked luggage. The text has been corrected below.
I just stumbled upon this article on Slashdot that points out some new rules from the TSA (I’m an Australian living in Australia so it doesn’t impact me until I travel into the US) about how many lithium batteries that you can take on a plane as
hand checked luggage.
There seems to be some confusion about what capacity/weight ratio the restriction kicks in at and there is some mild outrage from what a probably geeks carrying large amounts of devices (I count myself in that number). That said, I doubt that the new rule is that onerous except where it is executed by individuals with insufficient training.
Last year I posted about the impact of the Dell/Apple/other battery recall on the travelling public – well, at least how it impacted me 🙂