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Airlines will begin banning smart luggage in 2018

Airlines are starting to announce policies to ban smart luggage that includes non-removable lithium ion batteries on their flights. The first bans are set to go into effect on Jan. 15. American Airlines, Delta, and Alaska Airlines have announced bans so far. United and Southwest are expected to do so soon. The future of luggage may be delayed, as airlines are set to ban smart luggage that includes non-removable lithium-ion batteries.
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