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Don't Worry, You Can Keep Tracking Your Luggage with AirTags

The FAA has said the technology is officially allowed in checked baggage.

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Editor’s Note: We know COVID-19 is continuing to impact your travel plans. Should you travel now, be sure to familiarize yourself with the CDC’s latest guidance on domestic and international travel as well as local requirements, protocols, and restrictions for both your destination upon your arrival and your home city upon your return. Be safe out there.The Federal Aviation Administration has officially declared that you can leave AirTags in your checked luggage, according to The Points Guy. The clarification was necessary, especially following Lufthana’s now-reversed policy not to allow passengers to use them in baggage. But it’s important to point out that it isn’t all luggage tracking devices. Right now, the FAA has only explicitly approved the Apple AirTag.

“Luggage tracking devices powered by lithium metal cells that have 0.3 grams or less of lithium can be used on checked baggage,” the FAA said, according to TPG. “Apple AirTags meet this threshold; other luggage tracking devices may not.”

Apple AirTags only have 0.1 grams of lithium, which is below the limit. Other devices might contain batteries with higher levels of lithium.

The European Aviation Safety Agency has also announced that they have not banned AirTags.

So, for now, you can keep tagging your bags with AirTags. It will likely prove helpful, considering the stats for lost luggage in 2022.

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Opheli Garcia Lawler is a Staff Writer on the News team at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter @opheligarcia and Instagram @opheligarcia.

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Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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