Southwest Airlines is joining the movement to restrict smart bags with non-removable lithium batteries, following similar guidelines announced by fellow US carriers Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines, as well as Air Canada, in early December. Effective Jan. 15, 2018, Southwest will no longer accept smart bags if the lithium battery cannot be removed, according to new rules released by the Dallas-based carrier Dec. 15. Smart bags are recently introduced luggage ...

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