Southwest Airlines Bans ‘Smart Bags’

Southwest Airlines will no longer allow passengers to check in so-called “smart bags” or luggage with non-removable lithium-ion batteries. The measure takes effect Jan. 15. From that date, passengers will not be allowed to check bags with battery-operated tracking devices unless the batteries are...

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