Carry-on bag
Checked-in luggage
Personal locator beacon

Can I take this item on a plane?

Yes, you can take personal locator beacons and other electronic devices on a plane, but with certain restrictions.

What are the restrictions?

  • Before you pack the personal locator beacon, please make sure the device is turned off, not in sleep or hibernation modes.
  • The battery in the personal locator beacon cannot exceed the allowable watt hour limits.

    Note: the battery within the personal locator beacon will not exceed the allowable watt hour limits.  For more information see: Travelling with batteries
  • You can take a maximum of 15 portable electronic devices with you. If you want to carry more, you must get approval from your airline.

Why is this item restricted?

Battery operated devices that are not turned off may activate, overheat and catch fire.

What happens if I have a restricted item in my carry-on bag?

You will be asked to relinquish all dangerous or prohibited items found in your carry-on luggage. If you refuse:

  • you will not be permitted to move through the screening point, and
  • your airline will be advised of your refusal.

How does Aviation Security screen for restricted items?

AvSec x-ray bags going onto aircraft to ensure there is nothing dangerous in them. If something comes up on the x-ray that needs checking, the bag will be opened, searched and any dangerous good or prohibited item will be removed, with a bag search notification form left within the bag.

What if my items are removed?

If you want to retrieve an item that has been removed, please contact your airline as soon as possible. The airline will dispose of items within three to seven days, so the sooner you make contact, the better your chance of having the items returned to you. For more information, see:

Retrieving your removed items