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Powerchair Q50R taking it on a plane

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Powerchair Q50R taking it on a plane

I am travelling with tui in June to Ibiza. I have a Q50R electric wheelchair. And I wondered, if you could leave the batteries on the wheelchair disconnected so they can go in the hold of the plane as the watt hour exceeds 300 so I can't take the batteries into the cabin.

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Wrexham, United...
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1. Re: Powerchair Q50R taking it on a plane

Hi Julie and welcome to TripAdvisor.

The lithium batteries are the problem, for safety lithium batteries cannot go in the hold.

I suggest you contact the airline and see what they say. I think you can already see there's a problem, but that way you'll know the final decision.

You may have to hire a wheelchair at the destination.

Salisbury, United...
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2. Re: Powerchair Q50R taking it on a plane

All the information is on the TUI web site. That’s always the best place to start & the contact there assistance team. Wrong information could be given on a public forum.


Hampshire, UK
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3. Re: Powerchair Q50R taking it on a plane

Agree for something as important as this you need to ask the airline - nobody else. And get their reply in writing in case of any issues on the day.

London, England
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4. Re: Powerchair Q50R taking it on a plane

My small scooter uses a lithium battery. I also have a spare. Whenever I fly I have to take them into the aircraft cabin with me. I bought fireproof bags to put them in.

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