Jet Airways disallows smart luggage on flights from January 15

Lloyd Doyle
January 13, 2018

Jet Airways on Thursday joined major worldwide airlines and issued rules outlining safety-related procedures on the carriage of "smart" luggage by passengers from January 15. Smart bags or luggage come fitted with USB charging stations, Global Positioning System tracking and built-in hot spots. The airline's advisory will affect devices such as power banks, motors and bags with a lithium battery.

Two senior Jet Airways pilots who got into a mid-air brawl during a London-Mumbai flight have been fired from their jobs, the airline said today.

"Smart Luggage with non-removable batteries will not be permitted onboard either as part of Cabin Baggage or Check-in baggage, on all Jet Airways flights", the airline said in a statement. The flight carrying 324 passengers landed safely in Mumbai.

The airline said that once the battery is uninstalled and carried as cabin baggage, it must not be reinstalled until the aircraft arrives at its destination.

Guests checking in are required to uninstall batteries of their Smart Luggage prior to check-in. Those carrying smart luggage as cabin bag too must remove the batteries and carry them separately upto disembarkation.

"The liability of the airline and its staff is limited to the extent of only advising and guiding guests to ensure compliance with these procedures", Jet said.

The airline will not be liable for any damage/malfunction of the smart luggage in any form due to un-installation or re-installation, the advisory added.

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