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Emirates Joins Airlines with Restrictions on Smart Bags

Emirates Joins Airlines with Restrictions on Smart Bags

Several airlines have begun introducing new restrictions on ‘smart bags’ — the new type of luggage that includes smartphone chargers and internal tracking devices, but many of which are powered by lithium-ion batteries that could potentially explode and catch fire – and some batteries are not removable. Today, Emirates announced that: “In line with IATA regulations, there will be restrictions on smart bags as checked-in or carry-on baggage on all Emirates flights.”

The Emirates statement included:

Smart Baggage Restrictions

In line with IATA regulations, there will be restrictions on smart bags as checked-in or carry-on baggage on all Emirates flights as follows:

For cabin baggage:

  • Smart bags are allowed in the cabin if the battery is removable and within the cabin baggage size and weight limits.
  • The battery can remain installed as long as the smart bag is completely powered off.
  • If the battery is not removable, the smart bag cannot be carried on an Emirates flight.

For checked baggage:

  • Smart bags are allowed in checked baggage if the battery is removed and carried in the cabin.
  • If the smart bag exceeds the cabin baggage size/weight limitations for the route, or the battery is not removable, then the smart bag cannot be carried on an Emirates flight.
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  1. Frank Jackman

    January 23, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    All IATA-member airlines are now required to restrict the use of smart luggage. IATA represents most of the world’s largest scheduled passenger airlines. https://flightsafety.org/iata-airlines-restrict-carriage-smart-luggage-beginning-jan-15/

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 52 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 42 years.

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