Summer Air Travel – It’s Also About Your Camera!

by Rick Diffley on July 10, 2014

SW Airlines

Summer Air Travel – It’s Also About Your Camera!

Many of you may be doing a lot of traveling and that may include flying. There has been a change in how electronics will be screened for some flights *coming into the USA.* This impacts your camera.

This week the Transportation Safety Administration announced that they will not allow discharged electronics on planes. This goes beyond smart phones, iPads, laptops, and your camera! What does this mean to you?

Make sure that your camera batteries are charged before you head to the airport because if it won’t turn
on, it’s possible you can’t fly with your camera.

I can hear you asking, “When would I ever fly without my batteries being charged?”  For me that
happens often on the way home, after days of shooting or sometimes with a backup camera. That battery often hasn’t seen a charger in a few weeks.

So, a quick reminder to make sure you are all charged up before you head to the airport.

A little more info can be found in this Reuters Article -
http://rt.com/usa/170808-tsa-ban-discharged-electronics/

Happy Vacationing…

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Ken July 11, 2014 at 12:23 AM

Thanks for the tip, Rick. Not that I am planning a trip to USA soon, but who knows which other airports may bring it in.

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Rick Diffley July 12, 2014 at 8:37 AM

Right. Airport security requirements can quickly change. Just a good reminder to call ahead.

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