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Old 08-17-2010, 01:41 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Worried about a possible terrorist strike, American Airlines flight attendants confiscated 58 cellphones, lithium-ion batteries and charging devices from a passenger on a June 23 New York flight to Buenos Aires.

In April, Tokyo police and fire officials rushed to a baggage area at Narita airport after a curling iron powered by a lithium-ion battery caused a passenger's checked bag to burst into flames as it was being shuttled from an American Airlines jet to a connecting flight.

Are lithium-ion batteries the next threat to airline safety? - USATODAY.com
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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Dan Abraham, a materials scientist at the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois, says even a single cellphone battery could start a fire. "A smart terrorist can start fires with these things," he says. "Any energy-storage device packs a lot of energy in a small space and can be used for good or evil."
Fortunately those seem to be in short supply.

The business passenger are going to revolt if airlines start confiscating laptop batteries.
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