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Industry News / Opinions The majors are banning smart luggage

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by Jonathan L., Dec 21, 2017.

  1. Jonathan L.

    Jonathan L. Reader

    So over the past week the majors plus Hawaiian and Alaska have posted the ban of any checked smart luggage that the battery can not be removed. Basically the new smart luggage that can charge your devices or has GPS tracking or WiFi, can no longer be checked without the removal of the battery and then the battery be put into a carry on bag. Any smart carry on must be turned off during the flight.

    What is everyone’s thoughts?
  2. Gia

    Gia Well-Known Member

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    I honestly don’t know how widespread the use is of smart luggage with charging devices. For myself, I’m not impacted at all given that most of my flights have access electrical outlets, my terminal time is spent in lounges with access to outlets, I rarely check a bag so I’m not concerned with tracking and my devices are better at holding longer charges with each new generation. Given the recent incidents with lithium battery fires, it’s probably a very wise move.