Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
 
Aviation, Airline & Aerospace(Travel & Tourism)
Filter PR by
  
Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon to introduce new ‘smart bag' policy
 

Dubai, UAE, December 21, 2017:  Effective 1 January 2018, smart bags with non-removable lithium batteries will not be accepted as cabin or checked baggage

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon will be introducing new policies surrounding the carriage of ‘smart bags’, which are a new type of innovative luggage featuring 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); their batteries will be handled as a power bank or spare lithium battery.

The new policy follows industry guidance recently issued by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and aligns with similar practices adopted by major airlines worldwide for safety management and risk mitigation.

Checked baggage
Effective 1 January 2018, customers 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 customer’s 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.

Cabin baggage
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.

Our Airport teams will be happy to assist customers with any queries they may have concerning smart bags.


Posted by : Dubai PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 5307 times
PR Category : Travel & Tourism
Posted on : Thursday, December 21, 2017  1:16:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of DubaiPRNetwork.com.
Previous Story : Turkey's exports to the GCC on a steady rise
Next Story : Emirates to launch London Stansted service from June 2018
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories



 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
AIGNER Love [24229-Views]
New Year, New Skincare! [17110-Views]
Signature Scents for Your Home [14957-Views]
Spring/Summer 18' Beauty Picks from Missha Cosmetics [12853-Views]
Mido's Baroncelli Prisma - A sparkling play of prisms enhanced by 51 diamonds' [9583-Views]
The Trésor Collection [9309-Views]
5 Different Types of Denim and How to Wear Them [8388-Views]
“12th Edition of SNF's Family Fun Fair” [7832-Views]
Malabar Gold & Diamonds strengthens its global position as a leading jewellery retailer wi... [7808-Views]
ESC's INDIASOFT to Bring Over 400 ICT Foreign Buyers To Bengaluru [7515-Views]
The Balmain de Balmain Moon Phase Collection - loves personalisation to the moon and back [7485-Views]
EUROSTAR presents seven global tech majors at CABSAT 2018 [6771-Views]
Tommy Hilfiger Announces Fall 2017 Watches Collection [6686-Views]
Womenswear Preview and Showroom Connection: WHITE Man & Woman's Formula Bets on Quality [6625-Views]
Seamaster Olympic Games Collection [6496-Views]
Sophie's Café brings all the goodness to Barsha Neighbourhood [6381-Views]
Nissan reaffirms importance of electrification at World Future Energy Summit [6301-Views]
Defender Lives on: Land Rover Launches V8 Edition To Celebrate 70th Anniversary [6283-Views]
Nissan and NASA extend research into autonomous mobility services [6210-Views]
Dubai Tour team line-up announced: 16 teams of seven riders at the start [6094-Views]
CG of India declared Champion at the 2nd Diplomat Cricket Cup by Skyline University Colleg... [5466-Views]
Dubai Outlet Mall celebrates DSF 2018 with amazing attractions for shoppers [5398-Views]
His Highness Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum Visits du's Stand on Day One of... [5258-Views]
LG Electronics Earns CES 2018 Best TV Product Honors for LG AI OLED TV [5142-Views]
LG to Launch UltraFine 5k Display Tailored for Mac Users [5118-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories