Russell Crowe is officially done with Virgin Australia! After flight crew denied his sons’ hoverboards on the plane, Russell went on a major Twitter rant against the airline. See his flip out below!
Who knew hoverboards weren’t allowed on airplanes? Russell Crowe certainly didn’t! When the 51-year-old actor and his family was traveling for the holidays, his sons brought along their hoverboards that resulted in the family’s rejection from the flight. Surely Russell had some not-so-nice words for the flight crew at the airport, but he also took to social media to express his anger!
“Ridiculous @VirginAustralia. No Segway boards as luggage? Too late to tell us at airport.Kids and I offloaded. Goodbye Virgin. Never again,” Russell tweeted following the incident. The airline promptly responded to Russell’s rant, explaining that hoverboards have been banned on all major Australian airlines and apologizing that he wasn’t aware of that. But that wasn’t enough for Russell, as he accused the airline of failing to inform him early enough.
.@VirginAustralia I’m awaiting your reply, where is your duty of responsibility in this? Why not tell me when I am booking my ticket?
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) December 29, 2015
Much to Russell’s dismay, hoverboards are in fact on Virgin Australia’s banned items list. The airline noted this in their second response to the actor:
“Hi Russell, this information is outlined in the Dangerous Goods section in the booking confirmation and check inreminder emails you will have received,” Virgin America noted in a series of tweets. “We have also communicated this on Facebook and Twitter, as well as through the media. We understand your frustration, however please appreciate that safety is our number one priority.”
Hoverboards have recently caused concern to companies and consumers alike, as the lithium ion batteries they use have caused several to spontaneously burst into flames. While it’s completely understandable that an airline would want to avoid this happening on their flights, clearly Russell doesn’t agree!
Although Russell has yet to respond to Virgin Australia’s second reply, his vow to “never again” use the airline indicates that Virgin Australia will not be getting him and his family to their destination. Considering several airlines have but a ban on hoverboards, they might not be able to get anywhere unless Russell’s sons ditch theirs!
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