Insect 'bat' - can I take on in my bag?

Old Sep 18, 20, 5:10 am
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Insect 'bat' - can I take on in my bag?

Hi all,

Can I take a battery powered insect 'bat' in either checked or hand luggage with BA? It's one of those devices like a tennis racquet that delivers an electric shock to kill insects.

BA's website says "devices designed specifically to stun or immobilise are completely forbidden" and goes on to talk about stun guns, tasers, and "animal killers". I assume an insect bat falls foul of the latter, but TripAdvisor is full of people extolling the virtues of such devices in wasp-prone areas. I assumed they'd taken their own with them but now I'm not sure. Does anyone have any experience?

If we can't take it it'll go back to Amazon!
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Old Sep 18, 20, 5:13 am
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Originally Posted by saint_em View Post
Hi all,

Can I take a battery powered insect 'bat' in either checked or hand luggage with BA? It's one of those devices like a tennis racquet that delivers an electric shock to kill insects.

BA's website says "devices designed specifically to stun or immobilise are completely forbidden" and goes on to talk about stun guns, tasers, and "animal killers". I assume an insect bat falls foul of the latter, but TripAdvisor is full of people extolling the virtues of such devices in wasp-prone areas. I assumed they'd taken their own with them but now I'm not sure. Does anyone have any experience?

If we can't take it it'll go back to Amazon!
I would put it in my checked luggage, empty of batteries, without a second thought.
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Old Sep 18, 20, 5:20 am
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Originally Posted by saint_em View Post
Hi all,

Can I take a battery powered insect 'bat' in either checked or hand luggage with BA? It's one of those devices like a tennis racquet that delivers an electric shock to kill insects.

BA's website says "devices designed specifically to stun or immobilise are completely forbidden" and goes on to talk about stun guns, tasers, and "animal killers". I assume an insect bat falls foul of the latter, but TripAdvisor is full of people extolling the virtues of such devices in wasp-prone areas. I assumed they'd taken their own with them but now I'm not sure. Does anyone have any experience?

If we can't take it it'll go back to Amazon!
Not sure an aircraft cabin at 38,000ft is a "wasp-prone area". Why would you even consider putting it in your hand-luggage?
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Old Sep 18, 20, 5:41 am
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Thanks both! Checked bag it is.

As for cabins being low risk... Haven't you ever read "Death in the Clouds" by Agatha Christie? A wasp features quite prominently!
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Old Sep 18, 20, 5:58 am
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Originally Posted by saint_em View Post
Thanks both! Checked bag it is.

As for cabins being low risk... Haven't you ever read "Death in the Clouds" by Agatha Christie? A wasp features quite prominently!
Ah, but the killer blow was delivered by blow dart!
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a great idea for a new movie... "Bats on the plane"
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Old Sep 18, 20, 7:30 am
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Checked luggage no problem. I've bought them and flown with them before, many times.
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Old Sep 18, 20, 7:40 am
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Originally Posted by adrianlondon View Post
Checked luggage no problem. I've bought them and flown with them before, many times.
That's great to hear, thank you.
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Are you intending to use it to swat away cabin crew clutching a delivery of beetroot sandwiches?
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Old Sep 18, 20, 9:02 am
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Are you intending to use it to swat away cabin crew clutching a delivery of beetroot sandwiches?
Haha. I love beetroot and would probably actively choose that if offered!
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Haha. I love beetroot and would probably actively choose that if offered!
Each to their own. Haha
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No such thing here so I just swipe them with my ping pong bat instead.....I used to be the Boys Brigade Champion you know.
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Old Sep 18, 20, 9:29 am
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Originally Posted by BOH View Post
Not sure an aircraft cabin at 38,000ft is a "wasp-prone area". Why would you even consider putting it in your hand-luggage?
We had to capture a wasp on LHR to KRK a few weeks back that was terrorising Row one. The CSM was petrified! We could have done with a wasp swatter !
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Old Sep 18, 20, 10:00 am
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Originally Posted by Woodbinerich View Post
We had to capture a wasp on LHR to KRK a few weeks back that was terrorising Row one. The CSM was petrified! We could have done with a wasp swatter !
Was it wearing a mask though?
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