Three US airlines have issued restrictions on certain “smart bags”—recently introduced high-tech luggage powered by lithium batteries—as checked-in baggage. Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines, Dallas-Fort Worth-based American Airlines and Seattle-based Alaska Airlines, have all released statements prohibiting transport of smart bags with non-removable batteries. The restrictions, set to take effect Jan. 15, 2018, adhere to FAA guidelines regarding lithium ion batteries, ...

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