Bluetooth speakers are a great way to enjoy music without the hassle of wires. However, what happens when you’re traveling by air? Airlines have strict regulations about what is allowed in carry-on luggage and Bluetooth speakers often fall into that category. Can we carry our Bluetooth speaker on an airplane? Is it safe or not?
Read this blog post for some tips on how to travel with your Bluetooth speaker safely!
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Can I bring a Bluetooth speaker on a plane?
This question is asked so frequently by Bluetooth speaker users, and the answer isn’t always simple. The most important thing to know is that Bluetooth speakers are allowed in both carry-on bags and checked bags. However, I recommend packing your Bluetooth speaker in your carry-on bag. Anything you pack in checked luggage might not be there when you reach your destination!
Bag policies can vary between different airlines but Bluetooth speakers are generally allowed in either carry-on or checked baggage even if it’s just one per person, with some restrictions based on size.
If your Bluetooth speaker exceeds the required size for carry-ons (usually around 22″ x 14″ x 9″), you can usually place it in your checked luggage. As Bluetooth speakers are allowed to be checked, they are also usually safe to take on flights as well. However, please keep in mind that Bluetooth speakers may not be allowed on planes during certain periods of the year due to increased security.
Can you use your Bluetooth speaker while flying?
While Bluetooth speakers are allowed on airplanes, the airline might not allow Bluetooth activation. This means that you won’t be able to use your Bluetooth speaker until you land. Some airlines like to disable Bluetooth during takeoff and landing because it could interfere with communication between pilots and air traffic control.
What if my Bluetooth speaker gets lost or damaged in transit?
Unfortunately, Bluetooth speakers aren’t covered under regular checked or carry-on luggage insurance policies. If something happens to your Bluetooth speaker while it’s in transit, there is nothing the airline can do about it (unless there was a carrier error).
Can I carry a JBL Bluetooth speaker in a handbag on a domestic flight?
In the US, Bluetooth speakers are allowed in both carry-on and checked baggage. If you’re planning on storing your Bluetooth speaker in a handbag for a flight, make sure it’s smaller than 22″ x 14″ x 9″.
Can I travel internationally with a Bluetooth speaker?
The rules about Bluetooth speakers vary from country to country. For example, Bluetooth speakers may not be allowed during certain days of the year based on additional security measures taken by different airports.
In some countries, you can only take Bluetooth speakers in carry-on luggage under very specific circumstances. Make sure to check the website for your destination city or read up more online before traveling with your Bluetooth speaker!
What if I want a Bluetooth speaker to charge during the flight?
Unfortunately, Bluetooth speakers cannot be charged while in flight. This is because Bluetooth signals could interfere with flight instruments and radio communication systems.
In order to charge Bluetooth speakers, they must be removed from carry-on luggage and stored in a specialized electronics charging facility. If you need to recharge your Bluetooth speaker or battery backup power supply during a flight, please ask a flight attendant for assistance.
What is the best practice for flying with a Bluetooth speaker?
The most important thing when traveling with Bluetooth speakers is making sure that they are safe from damage. This means ensuring that your charger cord doesn’t get caught in the door of your luggage or that the Bluetooth speaker doesn’t get crushed.
For Bluetooth speakers under 22″ x 14″ x 9″, you can place them in any piece of carry-on baggage and they’ll be fine. If Bluetooth speakers are larger than this, make sure to store them in checked luggage and not in a handbag with you on the plane!
Can you bring a big Bluetooth speaker on a plane?
Bluetooth speakers are allowed on planes but, the battery size should be less than 100 watt-hours. So you can’t take a big Bluetooth speaker on a plane as carry-on luggage if it exceeds the limit of 100 watt-hours.
This is not just true for Bluetooth speakers, but also for most other battery-powered electronic devices that have rechargeable batteries. The only thing that needs to happen is that TSA will clear your Bluetooth speaker at security and so long as they can do so, you won’t have any problems taking it on an airplane with you.
Can I bring my JBL speaker on a plane?
On the other hand, if you’re going to be listening to music during takeoff and landing, you shouldn’t take a JBL speaker with you. The sound from a Bluetooth speaker can interfere with the pilot’s ability to communicate with air traffic control.
Passengers must follow airline rules and regulations when using their Bluetooth speakers. Not doing so could result in serious consequences for travelers and flight crews alike.
Important things to note when bringing Bluetooth Speakers on planes
You may carry Bluetooth speakers on planes as checked baggage or a carry-on item. The FAA advises you to take your Bluetooth speaker as a carry-on bag. If you follow the rules carefully, your speaker may be checked in. Due to the fact that most Bluetooth speakers have an internal lithium-ion battery, flying can create some problems. Here’s a brief checklist of things to do if you lose your Bluetooth speaker while traveling
If you follow these steps and still aren’t comfortable flying with your Bluetooth speaker, it’s probably best to leave it at home when traveling long distances.
- Make sure you have a portable Bluetooth speaker, such as the tiny and medium-sized speakers.
- Check the FSA and TSA websites
- Keep an eye on the regulations of the places you’ll be visiting, as they may differ from one country to another.
- Verify that everything you’re carrying is acceptable before going through security at the airport. If you’re not sure whether or not something’s allowed, check-in at the airport. Bluetooth speakers are usually permitted as carry-on or checked luggage, but it’s wise to double-check.
The majority of the time, taking your Bluetooth speaker with you should be permitted. It’s just a question of following the necessary procedures for stowing it when flying.
TSA Requirements when bringing Bluetooth speaker
If you’re unsure about the legality of taking your portable speaker through airport security, consult with TSA’s AskTSA page on Twitter. You may get any further queries answered by contacting the TSA directly atAskTSA on Twitter; these questions have been asked several times before. Another requirement will be to pass through airport security screening. You’ll need to put the portable speaker in a tray, just like a laptop would when you go through security.
If you’re looking for a quick way to make your trip easier, the TSA PreCheck site is a good place to start. If you’re enrolled, you won’t have to go through the traditional screening procedures at airport security. This entails unpacking your laptop, removing your shoes and belts, as well as light jackets and 3-1-1 liquids. It may only make traveling with your Bluetooth speaker more convenient.
Remember that it’s not only impolite, but you’re also likely to be unable to use your Bluetooth speaker on a plane.
In a nutshell, Bluetooth speakers can be taken on flights as carry-on or checked baggage if they conform with the regulations of the different airlines.
Of course, it’s highly advisable to check out each airline’s website before flying to find out what their rules and regulations are regarding taking Bluetooth speakers on planes.
Also, keep in mind that some airlines have stricter Bluetooth speaker policies than others. So it might not always be possible for you to take a Bluetooth speaker on every flight.