I'll post the airport info later so you can can see the requirements are for safe passage thru security.
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Sorry, I had poor wording.
It is power banks that are not allowed. These are devices that are basically batteries you have charged and then can be used to send power to or recharge other devices such as cell phones.
Regular camera batter chargers that you plug into a USB port or a wall outlet are 100% allowed.
Also no problem for the cords you use to get your devices recharged.
We had no issues with our power bank, others had power banks as well.Glad your group had no problem with the power banks.
Glad your group had no problem with the power banks.
Our group that traveled through the Beijing Airport had a big problem with their power banks as everyone of them was confiscated, no matter how small.
Protesting that they were allowed under the rules posted in English meant nothing to security personnel who spoke very little English.
My digital camera battery might only last one day if not re-charged. How can one survive without a camera battery charger?Since there is no way to charge batteries while touring, I have two batteries for each camera and make sure that all are fully charged each night. There were a number of times on the China trip that I went through both batteries--and multiple SD cards.
In a review of our Viking Cruise documents, I notice that the Intra-China flights allow a carry-on of ONLY 8 x 16 x 22 and ONLY 11 lbs.... by way of comparison the size limit on most US airlines is 9x14x22 so the Chinese limits don't really warranty the 'ONLY'.
Glad to hear that normal battery chargers are not a problem, don't know what I would do with the batteries for my camera and flash.
Now another topic--we'll be doing the Vikings Undiscovered Chino with the Hob Kong extension in October. How is the weather at this time--do we need to pack shorts or will jeans and capris be fine for the day tours. Don't want to overpack.
Looks like we'll be on the same vacation--we leave the US on Oct. 7 for the Viking Undiscovered China and will also be doing Hong Kong. I've been told by my friend and TA who went with Viking to China in October that you don't need to bring shorts. I'm hoping she's right because I don't want extra poundage in the luggage.Weather-wise, for October, pack as if you were heading to Boston or New York City or Chicago in October, at least for the main part of the tour; I don't know about Hong Kong. Temps will be variable and you could get anywhere from warm (no jacket needed) to down right chilly (darn, I wish I had packed another layer). Be prepared for rain and raw weather (we were there in May and had a couple of damp, raw days). Start following the China weather, especially the long range forecasts. We used the on-board laundry service so that we didn't have to bring two weeks worth of clothing and it worked out wonderfully.
Our carryons were not rollers,We are on a 2 month round-the-world adventure, with the Viking Imperial Jewels tour in the middle. We are traveling with only a backpack and rollaboard each. We had no issue at all with our Beijing-Xi'an or Xi'an-Chongqing internal flights. Just had to make sure our phones, tablets, computers,batteries, coins, liquids, and umbrella were taken out of our backpack for security inspection. Our rollaboards easily weighed 15kg/30lbs each.
When we went, they neither sized them or weighed them. The sizes were reasonable, but the weight was definitely more than 11 pounds.