13 Sep 16

Rules for carrying Lithium batteries with Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand has updated the advisory for anyone traveling with lithium batteries.

APPROVAL REQUIRED

You must let the airline know about any of these batteries when you book. Approval is usually given in the following circumstances:

Installed in electronic equipment in either carry-on or check-in baggage
Spare lithium ion batteries in carry-on baggage only, protected from damage and short circuit, limit of 2 per person

This means advising airlines when making the booking. So be sure to point this out to production staff who may be booking your flights.

(thanks to Murray Milne of the Techos' Guild for helping us to comprehend the rules)