Hazardous electronic devices & batteries

Please inform yourself which electronic devices are allowed on board and which items must be carried as checked baggage.

You can use these devices on board

Man with laptop at the window of an Austrian airplane

Light electronic devices weighing up to one kilogram may remain switched on on board during the entire flight, even during take-off and landing.

This refers to the following devices and functions, for example:

  • Smartphones
  • Tablets
  • E-readers and other portable handheld devices
  • Music equipment
  • Portable gaming consoles
  • Bluetooth function
A woman uses her tablet in an Austrian plane

Important notes

A condition for using electronic devices on board is that the transmission function must be disabled and the device must be placed in flight mode. Wi-Fi may only be used on flights via Austrian Flynet. Larger devices must be stowed under the seat during take-off and landing. The rule is that electronic devices are only permitted in hand luggage.

Restrictions on carriage

Please note the following restrictions when taking the following with you:

  Limitations of nominal energy in watt hours (Wh) or lithium content (LC) Carriage in hand luggage Carriage in checked baggage
Digital cameras and mobile phones
  • max. 100 Wh or 2 g LC
permitted
  • Max. 3 devices larger than a smartphone
  • Completely switched off
  • Accidental activation not possible
  • Must not be carried with flammable material in the same bag
  • If possible, remove the battery and carry it in the cabin
Video equipment
  • more than 100 and max. 160 wh
Approval of the airline required prohibited
Hover boards, (mini-)segways, solo-wheels and e-bikes
  • Transport devices regardless of power capacity
prohibited prohibited
Defibrillators and CPAP devices
  • Portable medical devices with more than 100 Wh and max. 160 Wh or more than 2 g LC and max. 8 g LC
  • Approval of the airline required
  • max. two replacement batteries
prohibited

Batteries

Batteries, power banks and lithium batteries count as dangerous objects and may only be carried with special care. This is due to the fact that they can generate heat and catch fire if damaged. Pay attention therefore to packing your batteries safely and find out which items you are not allowed in your bags or hand luggage.

General conditions

  • Wattage hours (Wh) = ampere hours (Ah) x voltage (V) or milliampere hours (mAh) C VOLTAGE (V)/1,000
  • The carriage of damaged batteries or devices is prohibited.
  • All devices with more than 160 watt hours (Wh) or 8 g lithium content (LC) are prohibited (except for mobility aids).

Regulations for replacement batteries/loose batteries or power banks

  • Carriage in your checked baggage is not permitted
  • Must be carried in the your hand luggage in the passenger cabin
  • Must be protected from damage and short circuits
  • Max. two replacement batteries/loose batteries or powerbanks with a power capacity between 100 and 160 Wh

Luggage with integrated lithium battery

Battery cannot be removed

Limitations of nominal energy in watt hours (Wh) or lithium content (LC) Carriage in hand luggage Carriage in checked baggage
  • max. 0.3 g LC or 2.7 Wh
  • only lithium button cells permitted
permitted permitted
  • exceeds 0.3 g LC or 2.7 Wh
prohibited prohibited

Removable battery

Limitations of nominal energy in watt hours (Wh) or lithium content (LC) Carriage in hand luggage Carriage in checked baggage
  • max. 0.3 g LC or 2.7 Wh
  • only lithium button cells permitted
permitted permitted
  • exceeds 0.3 g LC or 2.7 Wh,
  • up to max. 2 g LC or 100 Wh
  • Battery must be removed and carried in the cabin
permitted prohibited
  • more than 100 Wh
  • up to max. 160 wh
Approval of the airline required prohibited
  • more than 160 Wh
prohibited prohibited