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Immediate Embargo on Hoverboards

Published Dec 18, 2015

Immediate Embargo on Hoverboards

Virgin Atlantic announced an immediate embargo on hoverboards on all their flights as baggage, cargo, mail and courier. British Airways and Emirates have also confirmed that they will no longer carry them. Within the next few days we expect to hear of a worldwide air freight ban.

The hoverboards are powered by lithium batteries which have been found to be dangerous when carried on aircraft. Tighter restrictions had already been placed on shipping lithium batteries prior to the latest embargo.

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