Safety Precaution: Qatar Airways Bans Hoverboards
Qatar Airways today announced a ban on battery-powered personal vehicles commonly known as ‘hoverboards’ on all aircraft as it continues to put the safety of passengers and crew first.
Effective immediately, the ban applies to all small vehicles powered by lithium batteries as both checked-in baggage and as cabin baggage on all Qatar Airways flights. The ban applies regardless of the watt-hour rating of the lithium battery.
Some examples of these small lithium battery-powered vehicles are: airwheel, solowheel, hoverboard, mini-segway and balance wheel.
Qatar Airways is implementing the ban immediately due to concerns regarding the questionable quality of such items and the potential fire hazard associated with their batteries.