Russell Crowe Hoverboard incident
Recently, Russel Crowe the Gladiator star, had a Twitter showdown with Virgin Australia, after he was not allowed to carry his children’s hoverboards on a flight from Sydney to Coffs Harbour.
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Russell Crowe was upset about the fact that he had not been informed beforehand about not being able to carry hoverboards on board Virgin Australia airlines. He was going on holiday with his children, and was not allowed to book the hoverboards on the flight.
Quite angry about it all, he vowed never to travel by Virgin again.
He then went into a Tweet-rant which was answered very politely by Virgin.
Here is how that Twitter conversation went:
With Virgin informing him about the fact that hoverboards were listed under dangerous goods and that they were mentioned on the booking and confirmation emails, Russell didn’t really have too much to say.
In fact in mid-December 2015, a notice issued by the International Air Travel Association pointed out nearly 60 airlines around the world, including Virgin, Emirates, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Qantas, that had banned hoverboards as carry-on and checked baggage.
Comedian, Joel Creasey, sent out a cheeky tweet telling Russell to ‘get some perspective’, who answered with some left-over angst. Here’s how that two tweet long conversation went:
Wiz Khalifa Handcuffed at airport for riding his hoverboard
A celebrity who got into some real trouble with a hoverboard at the airport was Wiz Khalifa. The rapper refused to get off his hoverboard and was apprehended by Customs and Border Patrol officers. When he was approached by the police officers, Khalifa refused to leave his hoverboard, tweeting that ‘I didn't want to ditch the [technology] everyone will be using in the next 6 months’.
Three policemen forced him to the ground and handcuffed him.
Here is the raw footage of Wiz Khalifa’s run in with the law at the airport for riding his hoverboard.
Here is a video of Wiz taking his gold hoverboard through the Los Angeles International Airport (it's rather long, the first minute will give a good idea of how Wiz hoverboards through airports):