Batteries and Flammable Liquids

e.g. Wheelchair Batteries

Battery-powered wheelchairs or other similar mobility devices with non-spillable or spillable batteries can be checked in under the following conditions:
  1. Pre-notification is required and acceptance is subject to Philippine Airlines approval;
  2. Battery terminals must be insulated to prevent accidental short circuits, e.g., by being enclosed within a battery container;
  3. Battery must be securely attached to the wheelchair;
  4. Wheelchair/mobility aid must be loaded, stowed, secured and unloaded while maintaining upright position;
  5. Battery must be carried in strong, rigid packaging;
  6. Battery that is damaged, leaking, or if not packaged appropriately must not be loaded.

Lithium metal (non-rechargeable) batteries are limited to 2 grams of lithium per battery. Lithium ion (rechargeable) batteries are limited to a rating of 100 watt hours (Wh) per battery.

With airline approval, passengers may also carry up to two spare larger lithium ion batteries (101-160 watt hours). No more than two spare batteries may be carried in carry-on baggage.

Batteries must be protected from damage and short circuit. The terminals of spare batteries must be protected to prevent short circuit by using the original battery packaging, taping the terminals and putting batteries individually into appropriate plastic bags.

Banned Items for carriage as check-in, carry-on or handcarry and cargo with or without batteries:
  • Balance Wheel
  • Hoverboard
  • Air Wheel
  • Solowheel
  • Mini-Segway
Flammable Liquids

All types of flammable liquids, including lighter refills, paints and thinners, are not accepted as carry-on or checked baggage.

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