rubbish le...i carry 3 x Batt for my cam and 8 x AA for my flash all the time. never had problem...but i never take jetstar before. recently they last min change my departure timing and i call them up to cancel the flight and get full refund.it was suppose to be my first time flying with jetstar and i ended up feedback to them it will be my first and last booking with jetstar. More than just batt issue,i think the reliability to fly ontime is more important. i can't stand them changing the flight last min like 1 week before departure when i have already made my transfer arrangement....Jetstar is crappy to me....
OK! Finally I get a clear and confirmation answer by another Jetstar customer service officer!
I called again Jetstar just now and served by a polite customer officer who confirmed that no problem to bring camera with battery onboard just keep the max. weight (camera bag + cabin baggage) not exceed 10kgs will do!
*only when the plane weight was "overloaded"(don't ask me how they know) then will ask all possible lugguage to be check-in which will delay flight time.
probably a misinformed customer service officer.
i have taken JSA flights to diff places and each time my camera bag is being hand carried up. Batteries in camera and flash.
1st of all I feel weird that you go to ask them. Anyway since now you get a confirmation that means good.
If you have taken Jetstar or even Air Asia from T1, Just to think a way. Will they (airline) counter check your item before allow you boarding? The hand carry item will only go through the airport security X-Ray which is operate by airport security. Which means, by logic, if you carrying something not too bulky, they won't stop you to ask you check in.
frankly... always there is someone who tried to take his/her whole house into the plane and use up 1-2 whole compartment.
What I hate most is people who thinks their own the section of the overhead compartment above their seat and tried to remove other people's stuff from it. I have personally told off many such people when they tried to move my camera bag...
to the TS, if you really have problem at the gate, just politely ask the ground crew to put the batteries in an envelope/bag and check it in... no issue and no extra charge since it is not a heavy item and it is a requirement from them. Only trouble you have to wait for it at the luggage belt.
Fine print - Anything I posted is strictly my own point of view :)
Thanks all for the feedback. Thread will be close from now.