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Batteries are now confiscated at Cancun airport ?

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Batteries are now confiscated at Cancun airport ?



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11. Re: Batteries are now confiscated at Cancun airport ?

We bring a lot of batteries have never had them confiscated, but have only gotten the red light twice in all these years.

Our gps eats through them!

Edited: 5:10 pm, February 24, 2013
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12. Re: Batteries are now confiscated at Cancun airport ?

But... GPS just takes standard batteries like AA. I carry down the one set inside my GPS unit, and plan to buy more alkalines at a market somewhere as I need 'em. (Avoid the garbage non-alkalines.) 10 pesos each or thereabouts, cheap.

No extra batteries, no rechargeables & charger (those stay at home) for me, they get in the way of travelling light.

Edited: 5:59 pm, February 24, 2013
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13. Re: Batteries are now confiscated at Cancun airport ?

Did I read that correctly? Mapchick uses a GPS?

My heart is broken!

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14. Re: Batteries are now confiscated at Cancun airport ?

For those that take carry-on only, I find that if your extra batteries are still in the original packaging, there is no issue. Then if I have not needed to use them, I leave them behind - they are much appreciated.

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15. Re: Batteries are now confiscated at Cancun airport ?

This battery issue has been going on for years. I always take an extra "value pak" with us and have never had an issue. I don't understand why some people get them taken away and others don't. I have never had anything but good experiences with the employees at the CUN Airport.

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16. Re: Batteries are now confiscated at Cancun airport ?

I just had a pair of fishing pliers confiscated yesterday at the Airport.

It was my fault as i put the pliers along with my other fishing gear in my carry on luggage instead of putting them in my checked luggage.

And another thing i learned is if you bring ANY type of fishing lures in a plastic tackle box they will check the whole box out! I guess they are looking for knives and other things which i do not blame them.

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17. Re: Batteries are now confiscated at Cancun airport ?

lithium batteries must be installed in a devise or wrapped to keep the contacts from shorting. This prevents them from over heating from accidental discharge and starting a fire.

I think they must also be in your carry on stuff.

Maybe they can "Say" you are bringing to many AA so they must be for resale!


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18. Re: Batteries are now confiscated at Cancun airport ?

Exactly what Knothead said. There are rules about lithium batteries because they're considered to be a fire risk. I had an extra set of rechargeable lithium batteries confiscated from my checked bag on the U.S. end several years ago. I now put some extra lithium batteries in the sides of my camera case and another small set in their packing in another area of my backpack. I haven't had problems carrying them that way. My husband had pliers and a few other tools confiscated from his fishing gear when we were leaving Cancun last year. He now makes sure to put the fishing kit in a checked bag.

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