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Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon no longer accept smart bags with non-removable lithium batteries, either as checked or cabin luggage.

The new policy, which came into effect on January 1, follows industry guidance from Iata, and sees Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon align with other airlines, including Delta and American Airlines, who have adopted similar practices.

Smart bags feature integrated lithium batteries and, depending on the specific product, can be used to charge mobile devices or power the bag’s wheels, among other innovations. Smart bags themselves will not be considered as personal electronic devices (PEDs). The lithium batteries will be handled as a power bank or as spare batteries.

Checked baggage: Cathay passengers travelling with smart bags must be able to remove the batteries in case the bag has to be checked in at any point during the trip. The batteries must be carried in cabin luggage, where they will be permitted in accordance with existing spare lithium battery requirements.

Cabin baggage: If a traveller wants to take the smart bag as cabin luggage, the battery must be removable and remain installed inside the bag.

More information on Cathay baggage policies, including controlled or banned items, as well as the carrier’s policy on batteries, can be found here.

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