Korean Air has started regulating passengers
from checking-in and carrying-on smart luggage.
Smart luggage includes features and devices such
as USB chargers, Wi-Fi hotspot, GPS, auto locking system and
As smart luggage with non-removable
lithium-ion batteries may pose a fire hazard risk, and in accordance with the regulations issued by
IATA, Korean Air now prohibits
passengers from checking-in or carrying smart luggage with
non-removable batteries onto the aircraft.
Smart luggage with
removable batteries will be allowed as checked baggage, under the
condition that the batteries are uninstalled prior to check-in and
carried separately on board.
While passengers are still able to
bring carry-on smart luggage on board, if the batteries are
removable and remain installed.