The list of prohibited items you can take on board your next flight has just gotten longer, according to local airline carriers.
Qantas and Virgin Australia have announced that they will ban smart suitcases with non-removable batteries.
Smart suitcases are widely popular because of their ability to charge mobile phones, weigh themselves and be GPS tracked.
However, they are powered by lithium ion batteries, which could be a fire risk in the cargo hold.
“The safety of our guests and our crew is always our highest priority,” Virgin Australia said in a statement.
“Virgin Australia ensures that all relevant regulations are strictly adhered to with regards to the use of portable electronic equipment with batteries installed.
"Our policy complies with the current dangerous goods regulations and we regularly review this policy to ensure that the highest standard of safety is always upheld.”
If the lithium batteries can be removed, passengers will be able to take them separately on board in carry-on luggage.
Luggage brands including Raden and Away both state on their websites that the batteries in their suitcases are removable.