Heated jackets are popular with customers for their portability and warmth. (If you don’t know what a heated jacket is, you can view this article: What is Venustas Heated Jacket?) Especially, people who love to travel, want to keep it with them on the trip to prevent extreme weather changes during the trip.
So there is a question frequently asked by travelers: “Can I take a heated jacket on a plane?”
They are very concerned about whether the heated jacket can be taken on the plane and are batteries allowed on planes.
If you have the same question, here is a blog to help you answer this question.
Part 1: TSA Regulations
TSA is short for Transportation Security Administration, which protects the nation's transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce. It set a series of regulations on transport safety, among which the restrictions on heated jackets are as follows:
Specific restrictions on the heated jacket without battery
It can be put in carry-on bags and checked bags.
Specific restrictions on battery
- Lithium batteries with 100-watt hours(20,000 mAh) or less in a device can be put in carry-on bags and checked bags.
- Lithium batteries with more than 100-watt hours(20,000mAh) in a device can be put in the carry-on bags ONLY.
- Spare (uninstalled) lithium-ion and lithium metal batteries, including power banks and cell phone battery charging cases, must be carried in carry-on baggage ONLY.
- All spare lithium batteries and power banks must be removed from the bag and kept with the passenger in the aircraft cabin.
Venustas heated jacket is powered by the power bank. There is 2 battery model of Venustas heated apparel: 5V and 7V. The capacity of a 5V battery is 10,000 mAh, the 7V battery is 5000 mAh.
That means the battery of Venustas heated jacket ONLY can be carried in carry-on bags.
Part 2: If you want to take a heated jacket on a plane, there are some things you need to do.
- Confirm the airline regulations of the flight you book.
- Check whether the battery of the heated jacket can bring to the plane.
If you want to bring a heated jacket on a plane, the first thing you need to do is to check the airline regulations of the flight you book. Different airlines have different regulations on what to bring. So we need to confirm the regulations in advance to avoid going to the airport and finding that the heated jacket cannot be brought on the plane.
If you wear the heated jacket before boarding. Then you need to take off your heated jacket and put it on the conveyor belt for scanning at the security checkpoint.
In general, airlines don't have big restrictions on clothing. However, considering that the heated jacket has batteries and wires, it is necessary to go to the security checkpoint before boarding the plane.
Another option is to put the heated jacket in your checked bags when the power bank and battery are packed in carry-on baggage.
This way can save a lot of time at the security checkpoint.
Part 3: Can I wear a heated jacket on a plane?
Also, some people ask: since I can take a heated jacket on a plane, can I wear it on a plane?
According to airline regulations, power banks cannot be used on planes. Because lithium is a very reactive metal that is prone to spontaneous combustion when heated in high-altitude environments. So you can take it and wear it on planes, but you can’t use the heated jacket on planes.
But in normal situations, heated jackets are safe to use.
If you worry about the safety of the heated jacket, here is an article for you: Are Heated Jackets Safe?
After reading the above description, I believe you have got the answer to “ are heated jackets allowed on planes”. Hope this blog can help you solve the problem of carrying a heated jacket on travel.
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