From 1 January 2018, smart baggage with lithium ion batteries/power banks that cannot be removed will be banned from checked and cabin baggage on all HK Express flights.
All lithium ion battery power banks in smart baggage will only be allowed for carriage if the battery can be removed and meet the requirements of our Lithium Ion Batteries Policy.
What is Smart Baggage?
According to the International Air Transport Administration, a smart baggage is defined as an Innovative baggage with integrated lithium batteries.
Examples of Smart baggage include features such as;
- Lithium ion battery and motor allowing it to be used as a personal transportation device, either as a stand-up scooter, or sit on vehicle. These devices do not meet the criteria of a mobility device.
- Lithium ion battery power bank that allows charging of other electronic devices such as mobile phones, tablets and laptops.
- GPS tracking devices with or without GSM capability.
- Bluetooth, RFID and Wi-Fi capability.
- Electronic baggage tags.
- Electronic lock/s.
- Lithium ion battery, motor and tracking device (GPS) allowing the bag to self-propel and ‘follow’ the owner.