Ok, thanks. That's good to know. This will be my first time traveling with my drones.I have flown in the lower 48 many times with cameras, drones and lots of batteries. You can ONLY carry them on, NEVER check them. Years ago TSA would open the case and look at, swab it down, etc, now TSA is so used to drones they usually don't give them a second look.
Nah.... This is an in-law run to FL for a few days. Spring break. A drone is going just not the Solo. Taking the Mavic instead. Much smaller and easier to travel with.Hmmmmm. Leaving the little lady home? Let us know how that works out, you may be starting a NEW movement.
Yes, but you have to get through TSA, before you can get to the plane/pilot. BTW, they never even asked me to open up the case, much less check the battery charge level. So much for our shoes and taking our laptops out! Sigh.For what it's worth it actually isn't the TSA this time. It's the IACA and FAA. And the letter of the law is that you can check your drone with (1) battery INSTALLED that is drained below 30%. I just flew transatlantic this way, one battery installed in my bird in the GPC flight case, the others in my carry-on [ask me sometime about moving your life across the Atlantic ocean and just how many Li-Ion batteries you end up carrying in your hand luggage].
Now, the caveat to all this is that the captain has the ultimate and final say over what is carried on the aircraft. And to a lesser extent the airline can simply change the rules as it sees fit.