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Offline sedge

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Lithium batteries
« on: 09 December 2017, 11:59:12 AM »
Apparently we are sposed to get the airline's permission if we want to carry anything containing one during a flight - either in hand or hold luggage!

God knows how many times I've carried something with one on a flight - the very first meter I ever had was a Lithium, as was my pocket calculator and the Insight handset rechargeable one, still is !

Furthermore - they are now completely banned on American airlines and from all flights in the US.

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/lifestyle/travel/airlines-change-rules-around-smart-luggage-amid-fears-of-batteries-exploding-mid-flight/ar-BBGlW4z?li=BBoPU0T&ocid=U219DHP
Jenny

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Offline nytquill17

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Re: Lithium batteries
« Reply #1 on: 09 December 2017, 04:09:18 PM »
It sounds like they are making exceptions for the "usual suspects" with lithium batteries, i.e. cell phones, laptops, and cameras. It sounds like they are perfectly willing for "normal" devices to be excluded from the ban and probably they just haven't thought about the number of medical devices that also use one or they would have mentioned that too. Might be worth some kind of call or write-in campaign to get them to acknowledge a medical exception as well in the official literature. Could point out that surely they don't want literally every person with e.g. an insulin pump, BG meter, pacemaker, etc. to be calling them for exceptions or worse, to be cancelling their tickets assuming they can't fly, do they?
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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: Lithium batteries
« Reply #2 on: 10 December 2017, 10:42:12 AM »
What a pain!  Although my pump will use an Alkaline battery, when Roche send batteries they are usually Lithium. 


Just received an order from them in a box with a large label affixed warning that it contained Lithium batteries. 


 I was not amused to discover that it also contained 4 applicator thingies for cannulas rather than the 4 boxes of cartridges I’d asked for! 
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Offline Liam

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Re: Lithium batteries
« Reply #3 on: 10 December 2017, 04:56:34 PM »
If I'm reading it right this isn't really a change. They are talking about hold luggage not carry on, all the airlines in the UK already have this rule. Plus a pump will always be carry on rather than hold luggage. I carry Lithium batteries without issue in carry on, they like them in something or in a case of some sort. 
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HbA1c 3/10 10.2%, 7/10 8.1%, 12/10 7.5%.
2/11 7.8%, 8/11 8.6% 9/11 8.3%.
3/12 62 (7.8%). 10/12 67 (8.3%)
4/13 63 (7.9%) 6/13 59 (7.5%)
1/14 71 (8.6%) 7/14 59 (7.5%) 11/14 (6.7%)
3/15 56 (7.3%) 12/15 49 (6.6%)
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