Traveled with AED

Traveled with AED

Since my last post, my family member has successfully taken his AED on a commercial flight. He was not allowed to bring the device in to the cabin, but had to bring the lithium ion battery in his carry on. Therefore he needed to run back to the airline desk and have his luggage pulled out and get the AED into his checked luggage. This held him up quite a bit at TSA, so plan ahead and arrive early. I believe that these rules are administered differently at different airports, as I was even advised when researching in advance that "it would depend on the TSA officer on duty." Hopefully someone will be able to get clear advice on this, but for now I would advise: check the device and carry the battery.

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SCAFoundation wrote 2 years 13 weeks ago

Thanks for the follow-up!

It's good to know he was able to carry the AED. The information we received from the FAA suggested the traveler would have to submit a written petition for an exemption to a rule to be able to carry an AED on commercial flight. We're trying to get clarification.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation

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Bob Trenkamp wrote 2 years 13 weeks ago

AED on airplanes

Shar and I have taken our AED to Europe several times in our checked baggage. We're flying from Savannah to New Orleans in December, and I'll check the specific airline's rules before each flight. When I checked two months ago, checked baggage is OK.

At the same time, the person barking the orders cannot be fought.

I'll let you know how it goes.


Bob Trenkamp, President
Saving Lives In Chatham County

how1e's picture
how1e wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

Thanks for the information.

Thanks for the information. Very interesting that the rule may vary. Interested to hear more from SCA foundation on this.

Country Boy

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Martielici wrote 40 weeks 2 days ago


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EmerLiz wrote 33 weeks 4 days ago

Hope for the best

I think that almost all regional and private airlines use the same rules because they are guided by safety regulations, the appropriate legislative and other instruments. I hope in the near future that rules will be reviewed. My research paper will focus on this problem and will include data collection, comparative analysis and interviews with international experts. Such GPALabs case studies would help to identify and share the main problems

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