- Mar 18, 2015
Included in that article is a link to this. Electronics ban: How will this affect me?... also worth reading, especially for those asking about insurance coverage!Phew, this has been a very useful thread with some sweating.
US & EU ruling on BBC for anyone interested:
US and EU reject expanding laptop ban to flights from Europe - BBC News
I've got an upcoming UK to Canada trip so insurance small-print/T&C's and waiting on the 'decision' has been fun. As if insurance companies are businesses and want to make money!
Hooray, smarter heads have prevailed!
Which is ironic considering almost all of those probably originated from Chinese manufacturers to begin with and those labels may or may not be legitimate.Not only will [China] enforce the spare loose battery rule in checked baggage with vigor, but they will also thoroughly inspect any batteries, including battery based chargers, for appropriate ratings and safety labels.
I guess what matters is what you mean by illegal. From my understanding, it's the same in both the US and Australia. It's not illegal in the sense of a criminal penalty. It's illegal in terms of a civil penalty. Will they arrest you for checking in spare li-ion batteries in Australia? In the US, the FAA may issue a civil monetary penalty. Similarly in Australia, the CASA may issue a civil monetary penalty. In general, countries follow ICAO rules. Just like the tampering with a smoke detector in the bathroom rule.I believe it is not quite that simple. In the USA & UK it is not actually prohibited by law to put lithium batteries in checked baggage, hence why they have been able to implement the ban that is already in place so quickly. Whereas in Australia, the EU, and no-doubt other countries, it is actually illegal to check in your lithium batteries, and hence the implementation of a laptop ban which required them to be put in checked bags would require a law change, which is not always so straightforward
We have a flight in five weeks so i will check with LähiTapiola some time in the next week.Hmmm... We have LähiTapiola as well but I haven't noticed that kind "exclusion". I'll definitely have to dig into this since I wouldn't want any unpleasant surprises if something did happen. Thanks for the heads up!
Our insuance works the same but they dont cover your cameras if they are put in the plane hold i dont know why.I obviously don't know how insurance works in Finland, but here in the US I have a separate policy through my insurer that covers all of my camera equipment. It covers my gear anywhere in the world, from loss, theft, damage, etc. So if I'm on holiday and something happens to my gear, I'll be covered.
It's not so much an issue for me, because I'll only have to deal with this electronics ban on my trip home (getting the gear over to Europe wont' be an issue in my carry-on). But for Europeans that wish to come to the US, it's more of a hassle because if your gear is stolen or damaged on the trip over, you now don't have any way to take photos during your trip.
I agree, I thoroughly enjoy documenting vacations with photos and videos.
I read that this morning and i thought great untill i got to the quote from an official which read the ban maybe interduced at any time. Somehow i dont think this is going away anytime soon with OZ and other places bringing it in. The EU will follow at some point but lets hope i am wrong.
I'm still ordering mine... and probably still leaving my MBPro at home this trip... but will update my iPad regardless... maybe even to the newer larger Pro model.Hooray, smarter heads have prevailed!
Now the question is, do I keep the WD Wireless Passport Pro that I just bought, or do I return it? Hmm...
Our insuance works the same but they dont cover your cameras if they are put in the plane hold i dont know why.
We were planing New York next year but now we might leve it .
New York without a camera that just seems wrong.
Just sent an email to my insurance guy. I'll let you know when (and what) he replies.We have a flight in five weeks so i will check with LähiTapiola some time in the next week.
I have asked them about it before and they said its not covered and that they dont have a policy that does cover it.
If they say to you that they do cover your gear in the plane hold let me know and i can ask them again.
This is the way to know for sure. I don't know about Finland, but here in the US it really depends on what the rules are when you signed up for your policy. For example, many insurance companies will not insure smartphones any more but if you signed up for your policy when they did, you are grandfathered in.Just sent an email to my insurance guy. I'll let you know when (and what) he replies.