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Why you should buy smart luggage with removable batteriesBad news for travel tech lovers: Some airlines are banning “smart luggage” from being checked and carried onto planes unless the lithium battery can be removed. The reasoning stems from fears that the lithium battery can start a fire, which would obviously be a catastrophe. The new rule takes effect on January 15 on most airlines but keep in mind that not all airlines have the same policy. Here are the policies for Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines:

Southwest and United are expected to follow soon. Smart luggage has become popular recently because it comes with built-in devices that can weigh, track and remotely lock the suitcase (there’s even a suitcase you can ride like a scooter thanks to the motor that’s in it).

H/T to the LA Times.

 

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1 Comment On "Why You Should Buy Smart Luggage With Removable Batteries"
  1. Jeff and Linda Lowe|

    They should consider putting your name on the luggage — the Johnny Jetpack!

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