“Are heated jackets TSA-friendly?”
“Can I wear my heated jacket on a plane?”
“Can I wear my heated jacket through the airport security?”
Whether heated jackets can be allowed on the plane has received a great amount of attention, especially for travelers.
You know, sometimes traveling to a cold destination is a daunting task because you need to prepare enough to keep bodies warm and get more pleasure. But packing too many clothes is not wise. It not only puts much burden on the trip, but also restricts body movement while taking part in outdoor activities. That’s where a heated jacket comes in to fix this issue. But if we travel by airplane, could we pack a heated jacket in our luggage and take it on a plane?
Why some people would like to take heated jackets to a plane?
Built with a heating system, heated jackets have become increasingly popular for all walks of life. And most travelers and outdoor enthusiasts regard it as a great invention.
- The warmth of heated jackets is more accessible, lightweight, and comfortable. With efficient heating elements, users can feel the warmth in seconds, even if traveling in extremely cold places. And the warmth is adjustable thanks to the heating setting. Wearers can choose the right temperature based on the weather conditions.
- It’s a convenient alternative to packing many winter clothes. And a heated jacket is lightweight, so it’s easy to pack without taking up too much space.
Can I wear my heated jacket on a plane?
Compared with other jackets that we used to wear, heated jackets are equipped with a heating system to generate heat. And the heating system mainly refers to the heating elements, heating setting, and battery. Because of the electrical properties of heated jackets, it’s essential to check airplane regulations in advance.
TSA regulates that passengers can take ordinary jackets and heated jackets (Not including batteries) in carry-on bags or checked bags. If you wear a jacket through airport security, please remember to take off it and put it in a basket for checking.
TSA has strict regulations on carrying batteries to prevent any potential risk. It regulates that spare lithium-ion batteries or lithium mental batteries only can be carried in carry-on baggage. And passengers should put them out of the bag for checking once they go through security. Also, TSA regulates the battery size and quantity. If the lithium batteries are non-rechargeable, the weight of per battery is limited to 2 grams. If they’re rechargeable, passengers can carry two spare lithium-ion batteries (101-106W, 2,0000mAh).
So, as TSA regulates, passengers can take and wear heated jackets (Not using the battery) on planes. Normally, the capacity of heated jacket batteries ranges from 4,800mAh ~ 10,000mAh. So wearers can take the battery on the plane, but please remember to carry it in the carry-luggage bag.
Preparation before boarding
It’s exciting to fly on a plane. But sometimes it’s annoying or upsetting if you miss the flight or the plane delays due to uncontrollable factors. So, it’s important to make sufficient preparation before boarding.
- Flight time should be kept in mind in case you miss the plane. And we suggest passengers should arrive at the airport two hours early before departing. And if it’s in rush hour, we suggest you should leave enough time to prevent any delay.
- Make sure to prepare essential travel documents before boarding, like ID card, or passport. Also, checking the airline regulations to make sure the items you pack are allowed. If you would like to take a heated jacket, make sure the battery should be carried in a carry-luggage bag and you don’t use it during flying.
All in all, a heated jacket is perfect for traveling to cold destinations. And normally it can be worn on a plane while the premise is that the wearer should not turn on the battery. Also, we suggest you should check the regulations of the flight company you visit in advance.