Ridiculous @VirginAustralia. No Segway boards as luggage? Too late to tell us at airport.Kids and I offloaded. Goodbye Virgin. Never again.— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) December 29, 2015
According to Virgin Australia, "Lithium battery operated small recreational vehicles such as self balancing boards, hoverboards, aero wheels are not permitted as checked-in or carry-on baggage on Virgin Australia aircraft."
"...Australian airlines and many around the world. We're sorry you were not aware of this prior to check-in today. We... 2/3"
@russellcrowe Hi Russell, due to safety concerns over the lithium ion batteries in hoverboards, these have been banned on all major... 1/3— Virgin Australia (@VirginAustralia) December 29, 2015
"...hope to see you on board again soon. 3/3"
...9 minutes later...
@VirginAustralia why did you not inform me when I booked my ticket? Where is your duty of responsibility in this?— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) December 29, 2015
...12 minutes later...
.@VirginAustralia I'm awaiting your reply, where is your duty of responsibility in this? Why not tell me when I am booking my ticket?— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) December 29, 2015
...more than an hour later...
"...reminder emails you will have received. We have also communicated this on Facebook and Twitter, as well as... 2/4"
@russellcrowe Hi Russell, this information is outlined in the Dangerous Goods section in the booking confirmation and check in... 1/4— Virgin Australia (@VirginAustralia) December 29, 2015
"...through the media. We understand your frustration, however please appreciate that safety is our number one... 3/4"
Australian actor and stand up comedian Joel Creasey advised the Segway gladiator to let it go.
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