Published On: Mon, Dec 14th, 2015

All of the USA’s biggest airlines now ban hoverboards

 

Hoverboards are falling out of favor with an increasing number of big airlines.

USA’s big airlines say it would no longer allow the devices on their planes. Southwest announced on Friday, followed similar moves Thursday from American, Delta and United — the nation’s three biggest carriers. With the changes, all big U.S. carriers now bar hoverboards.

“As cool as they are, there’s one big problem: they are not safe to transport on an airplane, ” Alaska Airlines,  explained in its blog.

“Poorly labeled, powerful lithium-ion batteries powering hoverboards are the issue, ” Delta added in a statement. “Delta reviewed hoverboard product specifications and found that manufacturers do not consistently provide detail about the size or power of their lithium-ion batteries”

Read the full story at USA Today, by Ben Mutzabaugh

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