Drones placed in checked baggage should be protected from damage and accidental activation. To reduce risks to aviation safety, prior to being placed in checked baggage, drones should be completely powered down. The device should be placed in some protective packaging or casing to prevent not only physical damage but also to prevent accidental activation.
Spare lithium batteries are prohibited from checked baggage (including baggage checked at the gate or on-board the aircraft). Each spare lithium battery must be individually protected so as to prevent short circuits (e.g., by placement in original retail packaging, by otherwise insulating terminals by taping over exposed terminals, or placing each batter in a separate plastic bag or protective pouch). Batteries must not exceed the allowable quantity and size limitations.