Flying with mobility batteries
Don’t let your mobility scooter hinder you from going on adventures that require travelling on an air-plane. Yellow Scooters has many mobility scooter rental options available for you to choose from.
So, there are some strict rules to adhere to when taking your electric wheel chair-wheel or mobility scooter with you on board a plane.
Especially the more modern vehicle with “Lithium Ion batteries”. AGM batteries are long standing technologies and apart from the weight are perfectly safe to fly! However the following information is from the FAA.gov web-site and gives some important information regarding the Lithium-ion batteries.
“This description is for a wheelchair or mobility device that does not have a protective housing for its lithium ion battery. Lithium ion battery size is limited to 300 watt hours (Wh) or 25 grams equivalent lithium content (ELC). One spare battery not exceeding 300 Wh or two spare batteries not exceeding 160 Wh (13.5 grams ELC) each may be carried in carry-on baggage”.
Check with the air-line first
Of course in my opinion it would always be the best practice to contact your chosen airline before flying. Flying with mobility batteries Fundamentally, they will give you the exact instruction for your particular electric wheelchair or mobility scooter. Including strict advice about which battery would be safe to travel with.
Importantly, when you do finally sort all this out and start to pack do not forget your battery charger. Especially if its not one thats built in to your particular vehicle.