Smart luggage ban

Smart luggage ban

SMART luggage equipped with lithium batteries will be banned across all IATA airlines from 15 Jan over concerns they present a potential fire hazard.

The IATA Dangerous Goods Board has issued restrictions which will prevent the bags being carried unless lithium batteries can be removed prior to check in.

The move will involve all 275 IATA airlines worldwide and follows bans announced in Dec by individual carriers including Qantas and Virgin Australia.

Smart bag manufacturers have objected to airline bans, affecting luggage that offers electronic functions ranging from powered wheels to GPS location.

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Source: traveldaily