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Southwest travel advisory -- don't bring your hoverboard.

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by vwhiten, Jan 1, 2016.

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  1. vwhiten

    vwhiten High-Roller

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    Not that I have one. I am sure I would be one of the first on you tube busting my a$$. It is a wonder that I can chew gum and walk at the same time. Sometimes I trip on thin air. I was checking the SW airlines and they had a travel advisory warning. I thought it would be the weather. The warning was stating that you could not bring a hoverboard as checked baggage or as a carry on due to the fire hazard of lithium batteries. In other words don't take your hoverboard to vegas or any destination you are flying too. I would think it would be the same for other airlines.
     
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    You aren't supposed to check lithium-ion cell phone chargers either. We were warned about this on the way back from disney world. We were going to check them originally.

    I also don't like people calling these "hoverboards". They have wheels!!!
     
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    You sound like my husband - he says the same thing. I have heard they are like the segways without wheels. I saw on the news that in some cities they are imposing 15 miles an hour speed limits -- and no drinking while boarding. Hope I don't see any in Vegas. The strollers and the mobility scooters are bad enough. -- Not that I begrudge people that need a scooter. Sometimes I have had to lunge out of the way quickly or risk being run over -- and I have seen evil intent in the eyes on a few blue haired ladies.:evillaugh
     
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    The travel advisory came out in the news maybe a week or two before Christmas. I can't imagine what people would do if they brought one, and couldn't take it, but people shouldn't always assume you can just take anything on a plane. Hopefully they have enough sense to check!
     
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    As assumed by the OP, this is pretty much an airline industry level ban. I for one am glad, I don't want my plane crashing because some moron thought it would be a good idea to bring something that regularly blows up on a whim.
     
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    They look like fun but the cost is a bit much for a toy. Think i will just stick with good old fashioned walking.

    I have in the past seen a guy segwaying through bellagio though which I though was pretty stupid. But to be fair, i have also seen a guy jogging through bellagio as well.
     
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    Pretty much all the airlines have "outlawed" them.

    by the way, this is probably better in the "Getting There and Getting Around" forum.
     
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    It's chilly here today and am thinking of getting the fireplace going, but I have no matches. Think I'll just borrow a hoverboard :)
     
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