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Airlines cracking down on so-called “smart” luggage

American Airlines and other carriers are cracking down on so-called "smart luggage" that comes equipped with GPS technology and in some cases even a motor, as the lithium ion batteries can present a fire risk.


December 5, 2017
By CBC News

Starting Jan.15, “customers who travel with a smart bag must be able to remove the battery in case the bag has to be checked at any point in the customer’s journey,” American Airlines said in a statement. “If the battery cannot be removed, the bag will not be allowed.” | READ MORE