Russell Crowe's kids stopped from taking toys on flight
RUSSELL Crowe has had a blue with Virgin Australia.
The fight began when Crowe's children weren't allowed to bring their brand new swagboards on board when heading off on holidays.
The swagboards, also known as 'hover boards', are miniature segways and have become the must-have toy this Christmas.
The problem is that the swagboards run lithium-ion batteries and, therefore, can't be taken as carry-on luggage on Australian flights.
Virgin's team has stayed cool in the face of Crowe's social media attacks in which he has vowed to 'never again' fly with the airline.
Ridiculous @VirginAustralia. No Segway boards as luggage? Too late to tell us at airport.Kids and I offloaded. Goodbye Virgin. Never again.— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) December 29, 2015
@russellcrowe Hi Russell, due to safety concerns over the lithium ion batteries in hoverboards, these have been banned on all major... 1/3— Virgin Australia (@VirginAustralia) December 29, 2015
@russellcrowe ...Australian airlines and many around the world. We're sorry you were not aware of this prior to check-in today. We... 2/3— Virgin Australia (@VirginAustralia) December 29, 2015
@russellcrowe ...hope to see you on board again soon. 3/3— Virgin Australia (@VirginAustralia) December 29, 2015