If you own “smart luggage”, be warned. In a recent statement to news company CNN – American Airlines wrote that the batteries “pose a risk when they are placed in the cargo hold of an aircraft.” Other major airliners around the globe agree, Qantas and Virgin Australia are among the airline companies who are recently banning all luggage with non removable batteries from the cabin and luggage hold.
Dangerous Goods Board decided to restrict the carriage of smart luggage on passenger aircraft operated by its 275 member airlines around the world. The restriction will come into effect on 15 January 2018.
Any smart bag to fly as checked baggage, the battery must be removed and carried in the passenger cabin.
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