Packing for a flight can be quite stressful, especially when you plan on bringing electronics with you.
Before you put a Bose speaker in your luggage, you should know what is permitted by the TSA.
Can I Bring My Bose Speaker On A Plane?
Bose speakers, as well as other portable speakers, are allowed on airplanes. Passengers can pack their Bose speakers in a checked bag or inside their carry-on. If the speaker is packed in a carry-on bag, remember to place it in the plastic bin while passing through the TSA checkpoint.
Packing for your next flight doesn’t have to be a stressful endeavor.
Information about what electronics are allowed on airplanes is included below.
Packing a Bose Speaker
Imagine it: you’re preparing to fly out to visit your friends for Spring Break, but will it really be Spring Break if there’s no music? Absolutely not, so you need to pack your Bose speaker.
Luckily, Bose speakers are allowed on planes.
According to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), speakers are permitted in both checked and carry-on bags.
However, they do suggest speaking with your airline for more specific details, as they may have a different policy.
While speakers can technically go in either a checked or carry-on bag, some caveats might dictate which bag you put it in.
Many portable speakers are powered by lithium-ion batteries.
These batteries can be damaged by extreme temperatures.
On some planes, the baggage area can get extremely cold.
For this reason, as well as others, there are special packing conditions.
The TSA site explains that Lithium batteries with 100-watt hours or less can go in either a checked or carry-on bag so long as it is installed in the device.
Since most Bose speakers have an installed battery, this means you can store the speaker in either bag during your flight.
However, if you have a speaker that uses batteries separate from the device, or you are carrying a spare battery, it needs to go in your carry-on bag.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), you should always power off your Bose speaker when putting it in your checked baggage.
You should also find a way to prevent it from turning on accidentally.
When you put your Bose speaker in your checked bag, wrap it in bubble wrap or with a cloth to prevent it from getting damaged during the flight.
While you can put a Bose speaker in your checked bag, keep in mind that this bag gets tossed around and stacked under other bags for the duration of the flight.
While you can wrap it in bubble wrap or with a soft towel, it could still get damaged.
So long as your Bose speaker has an installed battery, it is best to pack it in your carry-on.
Of course, you’ll need to follow the security instructions.
How to Get a Bose Speaker Through Security
After you pack your Bose speaker, the next step is to get your bag checked.
Don’t worry, there’s no need to feel like a criminal when carrying your Bose speaker through security.
According to the AskTSA Twitter account, you can bring your Bose wireless speaker on the plane if it is in your carry-on bag.
You may not be able to use it on the plane, but you will have easy access to it once you arrive at your location.
Remember to take your Bose speaker out of your carry-on bag and put it in a plastic bin as you go through security.
Do not put anything under or over your speaker, as doing so will mess with the X-ray machine.
It might even be best to put your Bose speaker in its own bin to go through security.
The speaker then will go through an X-ray machine and afterward will be returned to your bag.
While TSA and airlines do permit speakers on planes, if the TSA agent on duty determines that the speaker is not permissible, you will be asked to leave it behind.
This is to ensure the safety of you and all other passengers.
If you are afraid of this happening, then you might want to pack your Bose speaker with your other luggage.
But remember, your luggage will not necessarily be handled with care, so there are risks both ways.
You might want to call the airport in advance and ask if there is any chance of them not allowing your speaker on the plane with you.
Other Technology Allowed on Planes
While it’s not a common need to transport large, expensive electronics, occasionally you may want to bring some with you on your flight.
So, what other electronics and Bose products can you bring with you on your flight?
If you have a pair of Bose headphones or earbuds that you’d like to bring with you on your flight, then you’re in luck! Headphones can be packed in either your carry-on or checked baggage. Packing it in your carry-on baggage might be best, that way you can listen to them during the flight.
But what about Bose’s sunglass speakers? Do these qualify as speakers or as sunglasses?
You can bring your Bose sunglasses on the flight with you or even wear them onto the plane.
However, bring the owner’s manual just in case the TSA agents get confused and/or suspicious.
Although Bose doesn’t sell televisions, TVs work well with their soundbar speakers.
As you have probably guessed, Bose soundbars can go on the plane, but what about televisions? If you can find a suitcase big enough or a TV small enough, you can bring it on the plane.
You could even bring it as a carry-on, although you likely don’t want to as planes are extremely cramped.
If you’re bringing your Bose QuietComfort 35 II Gaming Headset on your next flight, then you’re going to need a gaming system to go with it.
Full-sized gaming systems, such as Xboxes, PlayStations, and Game Cubes, are allowed on planes.
These items can be packed in either a checked or carry-on bag.
Like Bose speakers, these devices need to be packaged for protection and then placed in a separate bin during x-ray screening.