Articles tagged “smart luggage”

Away Raises $100 Million for Expansion Beyond Selling Luggage

Away Raises $100 Million for Expansion Beyond Selling Luggage

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Away has so far managed the tricky transition to brand extensions beyond suitcases. The established travel goods industry will be watching with envy if the startup can continue to pull off its empire-building.

1 month ago

Some Smart Luggage Makers Criticize New U.S. Airline Battery Guidelines

Some Smart Luggage Makers Criticize New U.S. Airline Battery Guidelines

Rachel Tepper Paley, Bloomberg

Yes, some bags might be more dangerous in the cargo hold than others. But airlines can't start making exceptions for some bags. They need a one-size-fits-all policy. Unfortunately, that's going to hurt some bag makers, since it's impossible to remove batteries from some luggage.

2 years ago

American Airlines Cracks Down on Smart Luggage With Built-In Batteries

American Airlines Cracks Down on Smart Luggage With Built-In Batteries

Brian Sumers, Skift

This is a good move by American Airlines. Yes, passengers should know they can’t check luggage with built-in chargers. But there’s always a big scrum on the plane or at the gate when bags must be checked at the last minute. Surely, some passengers forget to remove the batteries.

2 years ago