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Boeing warns airlines against flying battery shipments

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By JOAN LOWY

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Well, I guess Boeing has more experience with these batteries now.

Tesla have done major work on isolating batteries to protect against thermal runaways.

Apart from pressure and temperature changes, they seem to be susceptible to damage from sudden g forces, eg when being dropped, which can easily happen in transit where handlers are unlikely to report it.

Not that we are getting the full story yet.

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And here I thought that they had banned all Li-Ion bulk battery shipments on passenger flights because we as passengers were banned from checking in Li-Ion batteries and we could only carry on in hand carry, a limited amount by Watt hour capacity for our Camera(s), etc. WOW, this makes you think twice now about what you're sitting on as you fly.

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What does "bulk" mean? Would that mean I could not ship an iphone in a small package through post office?

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It's not a funny story, but the dork in me instantly made me think this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_T7hdIh-gtw

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So basically if a plane catches fire Boeing can turn around and say "told you so" without any blame being attached... should have thought of that excuse earlier lol

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