Nov 4, 17, 10:49 am
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Taag - complete ban on lithium batteries in checked and carry on
I just bought a ticket on Taag.
When I checked in online the night before my flight, I had to complete a declaration confirming I was not carrying certain articles in my checked baggage or carry on. One of these articles listed was lithium batteries.
I had a non refundable ticket and Taag's website says one can take personal electronics in hand baggage until you get to the legal declaration at check in.
I grudgingly removed my laptop, tablet, mobile and other devices with lithium batteries from my bags.
The Taag flight was then very late so I had to sit around for hours at airport with no gadgets which made me increasingly irritated with Taag.
Before pushback, the Captain told everyone to turn off their mobiles. How come he was not aware of the ban?
Perhaps it is a mistake with Taag's online check in system but I will not fly Taag again whilst they maintain this crazy policy.
Good things about the flight with Taag
- purchasing ticket was very easy and much improved compared to what Taag used to be like
- two Taag staff smiled at me and were helpful - one on the ground and one in the air - this has never before happened to me on Taag
- food was improved although I was ravenous due to the delay as LAD had such poor food so perhaps overly complimentary
- Inflight magazine, Austral, has improved
- The no lithium battery policy
- The long delay with no explanation
- Most pax did not check in online. The queue atvcheck in was outrageous. For baggage drop it was fine though.
- The windows on aircraft were so dirty one could not see out.
- Taag does not accept Angolan currency for onboard duty free purchases - how outrageous is that?
But the no lithium batteries thing upset me so much!
Evenn if they paid me to fly them I would still choose to pay to fly another carrier!
Do any other airlines have a blanket ban on lithium batteries?
Last edited by cargueiro; Nov 4, 17 at 11:09 am