Hoverboards Are Banned On Airplanes – But How About Riding Your Suitcase?

Banned Hoverboards

Many people will remember how rapper Wiz Khalifa was slammed to the ground and arrested at the airport for refusing to get off his hoverboard. Most Airports airlines have banned hoverboards. And some airports to.

It is understandable that many people were (and still are) disappointed about hoverboards being banned because getting around an airport can be difficult. Some of them are miles long.

For those of us who like to save money on flying this often requires taking a lot of connecting flights to reach our final destination. To get to your connecting flight terminal you often times have to rush from one end of the airport to the other. For example, you might only have 10 min to travel a mile inside the airport! Trust me this has happened to me many times before. Sometimes I have had to run fast all the way to the other side of the airport. This is all very frustrating. Wouldn’t it be nice to have some kind of portable lightweight traveling device we could use to help us get to our terminal faster?

Up until now the best option most people have is to wait to catch a ride on the trollies or trains going around the airport. But that still requires a LOT of walking in between to get to your actual spot of departure. And a lot of waiting around to catch the next ride (if it even arrives in time for you to catch your next flight).

Hoverboards Were Quickly Banned From Airlines

When hoverboards first came out some people thought all their airport traveling problems were over. Well they soon found that the portable scoters wouldn’t be allowed on airplanes. In fact many airports and most all airlines have now banned them completely. And even if the airport does allow them they still won’t be allowed on the plane since they are not FAA compliant. So you can’t take it to the airport because you would have to leave it behind anyway.

The airport and airline hoverboard bans are mostly due to a large amount of the cheap models exploding and catching fire over the last year. This is because of cheap batteries and/or manufacturing processes. And although there are now safe hoverboards out on the market, which have the UL 2272 fire safety certification, the laws and policies banning hoverboards from airports/airlines are already in effect. Unfortunately they may never be reversed.

But we are not here to give you only bad news. In fact we recently came across something really cool which might offer a solution to your airport traveling problems. Meet the Modobag:

This handy motorized carry-on bag is TSA and FAA approved (unlike hoverboards). So not only can you take it to the airport, but you can also fly with it. The batteries in the Modobag comply with what is allowed on airplanes (just like laptop and smartphone batteries). That means you can use this traveling motorized luggage as your carry-on bag.

Here are some stats for the bag:

  • Max weight limit of 260 lbs (118 kg)
  • Can travel up to 6 miles
  • Max speed is 8 mph (12.8 kph)
  • Bag weight is 19 lbs (8.61 kg)
  • Full charge in 1 hour (plug into any outlet)
  • USB ports for charging your portable devices such as smart phone and laptop
  • GPS tracking with app in case of lost or stolen bag


Don’t Be a Modobag Basher

Many people who see the video above, or read about the Modobag, immediately start attacking and making bashing comments about how this is only for lazy people. But if you’ve actually ever been rushing through the airport almost missing your flight then you undoubtedly whished you had a faster way to get to your terminal. I am a runner and jog about 5 to 10 miles per week. I can tell you that I don’t want to be jogging around an airport and getting all sweaty before a long 5 hour flight. I don’t like nearly missing my flights because it takes me too long to travel through the airport. I don’t need a 6 mile long airport to keep me in shape. The airport is there to get me where I need to go.

So although hoverboards have been banned from airports and airlines we still might have a great alternative way to get around the airport after all.

You can buy the Modobag bag on the Indiiegogo crowd funding website. Go here to buy it now or to learn more.

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