GoPros have a lot that makes them a solid choice to accompany you on your adventure.
They are small and not complicated to carry, but taking a GoPro and its accessories on a plane requires knowing some simple rules and procedures.
Here is a quick answer:
You can bring your GoPro in both your carry-on and checked baggage, but for security purposes, you must remove it from your carry-on bag and place it in a separate bin for X-ray screening, along with any other electronics larger than a cell phone.
And It is usually best to pack your GoPro in your personal item instead of a checked bag.
Let’s look at more details on the rules about traveling with GoPros in both carry-on and checked baggage.
Let’s dive right in.
Can A GoPros Go Through Airport Security?
The Transportation Security Administration didn’t specifically mention GoPros on their website.
But in general there is nothing wrong with taking a GoPro through the security checkpoint, whether it is a Hero 7 or a Hero 11.
I checked Twitter to find some specific answers.
Giacomo asked the TSA if he can bring his GoPro on a flight.
The TSA customer service replied that digital cameras are allowed in carry-on bags, but they need to be removed from your bag and placed in a separate bin for x-ray screening.
This rule applies for any electronic device that is larger than a cell phone.
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Take A GoPro On Carry-On
You can bring a GoPro inside your carry-on bag and it is probably the best place to pack your GoPro and any other electronics.
Most airlines do allow two pieces as hand luggage, one carry-on bag and one personal item, in addition to one other small personal item that can be a camera bag.
Some of the budget airlines allow only one carry-on bag and one small personal item, and most of the time they will charge a fee for the first carry-on.
In this case you won’t be able to take your camera bag separately, you will need to place any electronics in one of your carry-on pieces.
Take GoPro In Checked Baggage
You can pack a GoPro in checked baggage, but it is not the best way to travel with your camera.
There is a chance your camera might be lost or damaged during the flight.
Occasionally it may even be stolen, and most airlines will not compensate for expensive items and electronics.
So to prevent any inconvenience or missing your item, ensure that you take your camera with you on board the airplane.
Can You Use A GoPro On A Plane?
Most airlines do not have any restrictions on using GoPros or filming in general on board the airplane and having fun.
For instance if you wanted to make a Vlog or make a Youtube video for first time flyers can still do that, just note that some passengers or flight crews may not be comfortable with the camera.
Nick asked JetBlue what is the policy on mounting a GoPro on an airplane window.
They replied that for safety reasons it is better to not use a camera during takeoff and landing, they also added you will need to check with the flight crew if there are any restrictions on attaching a camera to the airplane window.
How Many GoPro Batteries Can I Take On a Plane?
You can bring uninstalled and spare lithium -ion GoPro batteries only in carry-on baggage.
For safety reasons uninstalled camera batteries are not allowed in checked bags, because they can catch fire.
You can take your GoPro with you on a plane. It’s usually safest to pack it and any electronics in carry-on luggage.
One thing to remember is that you cannot send spare uninstalled batteries in checked luggage.
Also you will need to remove your GoPro from your suitcase when going through the security checkpoint.
We hope this helps
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