Russell Crowe, 51-year-old Academy Award-winning actor, has unleashed a series of angry tweets after Virgin Australia airlines as they refused to let his son’s hoverboards in the plane’s hold:
“Ridiculous @VirginAustralia. No Segway boards as luggage? Too late to tell us at airport. Kids and I offloaded. Goodbye Virgin. Never again.”
He also added “Why did you not inform me when I booked my ticket? Where is your duty of responsibility in this?”
Virgin Australia also responded to the irrate filmmaker quickly on Twitter through their official account and point out that many airlines have banned the boards:
@russellcrowe Hi Russell, due to safety concerns over the lithium ion batteries in hoverboards, these have been banned on all major…
@russellcrowe …Australian airlines and many around the world. We’re sorry you were not aware of this prior to check-in today. We…
The actor then left the airport without boarding the plane. However, one of the spokesman of Virgin states
Safety is our number one priority at Virgin Australia . . .Due to safety concerns, Virgin Australia, along with all major Australian airlines and many around the world, do not permit the carriage of lithium ion battery operated small recreational vehicles, such as self-balancing boards, hoverboards or aero wheels, as checked-in or carry-on baggage.
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