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Hoverboards/ balance boards will be prohibited on all Malaysia Airlines flights

Sepang, 18 December 2015: Malaysia Airlines will prohibit the carriage of small vehicles that are powered by lithium ion batteries in passenger checked and/or carry-on baggage for air travel, as they have been classified as “Dangerous Goods”. This restriction has been recommended to all operators by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to ensure the safety of air travelers.

These small vehicles, or Personal Movement Devices (PMD) which include airwheel, solowheel, hoverboard, mini-segway, balance wheel and other self-balancing vehicles are considered fire hazards.

Therefore, Malaysia Airlines would like to remind passengers that it prohibits the carriage of all such devices (with or without batteries) as checked and/ or carry–on baggage.


  • For Malaysia Airlines, the ruling comes into effect from 19 December 2015 at 00:01 (GMT+8 Malaysia time).
  • The above measures apply for Malaysia Airlines flights out of all airports including charter operations and connecting passengers from other airlines.
  • The PMD restrictions apply at all Malaysia Airlines check-in points throughout the world.


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