Effective 1 January 2018, smart bags with
non-removable lithium batteries will not be accepted as cabin or
checked baggage on Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon airlines.
Smart bags are a new type of luggage that feature integrated
lithium batteries for the purpose of charging an external device
or to provide power to the wheels of the bag.
Smart bags will
not be considered a portable electronic device (PED) and as such, their
batteries will be handled as a power bank or spare lithium
Effective 1 January 2018, passengers who travel with a smart bag
must be able to remove the battery in case the bag has to be
checked-in at any point during the customerís journey. The
passenger must carry the removed lithium battery in their cabin baggage and it will be treated in accordance with existing spare
lithium battery requirements.
If the customer
would like to take the smart bag as cabin baggage, the battery
must be removable and should remain installed inside the bag. If the battery cannot be removed, the bag will not be permitted
for carriage as checked or cabin baggage.