You can bring a Bluetooth speaker on a plane, but usually only in your carry-on luggage. You typically aren’t allowed to use your speaker to listen to music or movies while on a flight because of specific airline rules.
My name is Donovan, and I’m a music lover at heart. I’m also an experienced audio engineer and have used many Bluetooth speakers. I’ve traveled with Bluetooth speakers in the past and know through first-hand experience that you can bring them on a plane.
This post will explore if you can bring a Bluetooth speaker on a plane. I’ll tell you everything you need to know about rules and regulations while flying with wireless devices and provide you with some other related information.
Let’s get started.
- Key Takeaways
- Can You Bring a Bluetooth Speaker on a Plane?
- Final Thoughts
- You can bring a Bluetooth speaker on a plane either in your carry-on or sometimes in your checked bag.
- If your Bluetooth speaker has a lithium-ion battery, you’ll need to have it in your carry-on because these batteries are prohibited in checked bags.
- Just because you can bring a Bluetooth speaker on a plane doesn’t mean you can use it. Most airlines won’t let you play music or entertainment on a flight without headphones.
- Not using your Bluetooth speaker while in-flight is a common courtesy to other passengers.
Can You Bring a Bluetooth Speaker on a Plane?
If you want to travel with your Bluetooth speaker on a plane, you shouldn’t have any issues with doing so. Bluetooth speakers are allowed through TSA security, and most airlines don’t have any issues with you bringing them along.
But there are a few things you need to know about bringing a Bluetooth speaker on a plane to avoid any issues before or during your flight.
The first is that you’ll need to place the speaker in your carry-on luggage if it has a lithium-ion battery. These types of batteries are not allowed in checked bags because they can potentially catch fire. But as long as the speaker is in your carry-on, you can bring a lithium-ion battery.
Not all Bluetooth speakers have lithium-ion batteries, but many of them do. It’s safe to assume that you’re better off packing your speaker in your carry-on than your checked bag if you want to avoid issues with your bag arriving at its destination.
Airlines also have rules about how large a lithium-ion battery can be. If you are bringing a very large or powerful speaker, you should check with your airline to ensure it still falls under the acceptable size for Bluetooth devices.
And even though you are allowed to bring your Bluetooth speaker on a plane, that doesn’t mean that you are allowed to use it in flight. Most airlines have restrictions about listening to music or entertainment, and you can only use headphones.
Blasting music from your portable speaker is inappropriate in flight with other passengers in mind. Not everyone wants to listen to what you are listening to. So even if there are no explicit rules from the airline telling you not to play the speaker, you still shouldn’t do it.
The only other real consideration to keep in mind when flying with a Bluetooth speaker is its size. If you have a really large speaker, it might not be realistic to put it in your carry-on and get it in the overhead bin or below your seat.
Speakers that are too large to fit in the overhead bin might also have a battery that is too large to be allowed on a flight. But nearly all portable-sized Bluetooth speakers should work without any issues, and these are all allowed on a plane.
Here are a few short answers to some of the most commonly asked questions related to if you can bring a Bluetooth speaker on a plane.
Can I bring a speaker through TSA?
You can bring most types of speakers through TSA. If it’s a smaller portable speaker, you can bring it in your carry-on or checked bag as long as it doesn’t have a lithium-ion battery. Larger speakers will need to be in your checked bag if it doesn’t fit in the overhead bin.
Can you take Bluetooth speaker in hand luggage or hold luggage?
If your Bluetooth speaker has a lithium-ion battery, it will need to be placed in your hand or carry-on luggage. If it has a different battery, you canpute it in your checked baggage or your carry-on, depending on your preferences.
Can you bring JBL speakers on a plane?
Some JBL speakers have lithium-ion batteries, which means you’ll need to take them in your carry-on luggage rather than your checked bags. But either way, you are allowed to take the speakers on a plane when you travel.
Do Bluetooth speakers have lithium-ion batteries?
Many portable Bluetooth speakers do have lithium-ion batteries, but not all of them do. You should check the specifications on your speaker if you are concerned about what type of battery it has for travel or any other purpose.
Can we carry Bluetooth speakers on international flights?
Nearly all international flights will allow you to carry Bluetooth speakers as long as they are within the airlines specific regulations relating to lithium-ion batteries. You can bring most Bluetooth speakers in your carry-on luggage.
Can I carry Bluetooth speakers in check-in luggage?
If your Bluetooth speaker has a lithium-ion battery, it will need to be placed in your carry-on luggage rather than your checked bag. This is because lithium-ion batteries pose a fire risk in checked baggage, and the airlines require them to be in checked bags to help avoid this.
You can bring a Bluetooth speaker on a plane and should put it in your carry-on bag if it has a lithium-ion battery. Most Bluetooth speakers have this type of battery, so it’s safe to assume you should always pack your speaker in your carry-on bags.
Remember that you shouldn’t play music, movies, or anything else from your speaker while in flight. Just because these speakers are allowed on a plane doesn’t mean you should use them. It’s rude to other passengers and against most airline rules to do so.
Have you ever brought a Bluetooth speaker on a plane? Did you have any issues? Let me know in the comments below.