Southwest Airlines joins hoverboard ban

Southwest Airlines has announced that it will join all three major U.S. airlines and virtually all smaller carriers as well as some international airlines in banning the transport of so-called hoverboards aboard its flights over concerns about the safety of the lithium-ion batteries that power the devices.

Southwest's (NYSE:LUV) ban, as well as the ban by American Airlines (NYSE:AAL) will take effect Saturday, Dec. 12. A ban by Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) went into effect today, Dec. 11 while bans by other carriers have been in effect for a matter of days or weeks. Read more here.

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