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Hoverboards / Electric Skateboards: Airline Rules You Need to Know

Hoverboards, electric skateboards or gliders are powered by lithium ion batteries, which are regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a hazardous material. Internal short-circuits can occur, which can then lead to a “thermal runaway” where the battery overheats and bursts into flames. As such, airlines have made policies prohibiting transportation. We can’t find a single airline which allows them anymore.