Moderators: jsumali2, richierich, ua900, PanAm_DC10, hOMSaR

 
727LOVER
Topic Author
Posts: 8614
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2001 12:22 am

Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:04 pm

"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
iahcsr
Posts: 4777
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 1999 2:59 pm

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:11 pm

Let him fume... The lithium batteries on hoverboards have shown a nasty propensity to burst into flame. Many airlines have banned them for that reason. No exception for celebrities
Working Hard, Flying Right Friendly....
 
YVRFlyer
Posts: 113
Joined: Tue Oct 03, 2006 4:19 am

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:17 pm

He's becoming more like the South Park version of himself every day! As Marie Antoinette would say if she were alive today, "let them fly private".
YVRFlyer
 
wingman
Posts: 3921
Joined: Thu May 27, 1999 4:25 am

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:17 pm

There's also fine print throughout many carrier rule books that actors have to make a semi decent film in the prior decade to get fawned over as they squeal like overpaid self-entitled douche nozzles. I'd say VA threw him a pretty major bone just for overlooking that one.
 
roseflyer
Posts: 9602
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2004 9:34 am

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:28 pm

Most airlines are refusing to carry hoverboards as checked luggage or in the cabin. Spare lithium ion batteries are also restricted. The hoverboard batteries have a propensity to catch fire. A fire extinguisher will not necessarily put out a lithium ion battery fire.
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!
 
TKA380
Posts: 164
Joined: Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:05 pm

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:31 pm

He's a mug. Honestly.
 
iahcsr
Posts: 4777
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 1999 2:59 pm

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:34 pm

Working Hard, Flying Right Friendly....
 
User avatar
CrimsonNL
Posts: 2121
Joined: Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:34 pm

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:50 pm

Quoting iahcsr (Reply 6):

Best this not happen on an aircraft

And right now the technology is relatively new, so there's only "A" brands involved. Just wait until the poor quality knock-offs start flooding the market..

Martijn
Always comparing your flown types list with mine
 
jetblueguy22
Posts: 3441
Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:26 am

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:23 pm

We don't even let people ship them individually by air at UPS. They're going to let them onto a passenger aircraft? Think again Russell.
Pat
Look at sweatpants guy. This is a 90 million dollar aircraft, not a Tallahassee strip club
 
User avatar
EK413
Posts: 5526
Joined: Sat Nov 29, 2003 3:11 pm

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:57 pm

Celebrity no celebrity there's no exceptions for anyone if an airline bans its due to safety concerns. Russell can go jump safety always comes first!

EK413
Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. We are tonight’s entertainment!
 
rampbro
Posts: 533
Joined: Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:00 am

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:15 pm

How is Russell going to be able to fight all over the world if he can't bring his hoverboards with him. Tuggah!
 
User avatar
rotating14
Posts: 1391
Joined: Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:54 pm

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:14 pm

http://qz.com/582542/chinas-makeshif...ng-after-amazons-safety-crackdown/

One of the largest retailers on the globe is going through great lengths to protect themselves from these things (I refuse to say hoverboard because it's not hovering over anything). Crowe can sit in the corner for all concerned. What an idiot.
 
slvrblt
Posts: 371
Joined: Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:19 pm

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:19 pm

It's all about me, me, me,me,me,me,me,me,me. The heck with everyone else.

''I'm a father!!!! What?!!!! My kid can't take his toy???????????????? What's wrong with you people???    
..everything works out in the end.
 
Falcon Flyer
Posts: 1150
Joined: Mon Jul 03, 2000 12:10 pm

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Wed Dec 30, 2015 3:15 am

He just needs to drink a big cup of STFU. Then ask the families of the crew of UPS 6 and others how they feel about the lithium batteries issue.
My definition of cool ? Not trying so hard to be cool.
 
WearyDrover
Posts: 659
Joined: Sat Jul 18, 2015 2:12 am

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Wed Dec 30, 2015 3:41 am

So Crowe didn't bother to read the prohibited substances list and it is somehow the airline's fault?

Funny how Crowe says that he is a father yet he's the one behaving childishly.

I am sure that Virgin are mortified that he'll walk in future.  
A man may learn wisdom even from a foe - Aristophanes
 
crownvic
Posts: 2664
Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2004 10:16 pm

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:38 am

This guy has always had a reputation for being one of Hollywood's biggest jerks and is known to stiff waiters/waitresses and other service industry staff. Absolutely no surprise here.
 
ZaphodHarkonnen
Posts: 1019
Joined: Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:20 am

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:48 am

Huge props to the check in crew for not bowing to his demands. Give them a bonus.

I'm now much more likely to fly Virgin Aus due to stories like this.
 
coolian2
Posts: 2483
Joined: Sun Oct 22, 2006 3:34 pm

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:50 am

The big question - did he end up flying anyone?
Q300/ATR72-600/737-200/-300/-400/-700/-800/A320/767-200/-300/757-200/777-300ER/
747-200/-300/-400/ER/A340-300/A380-800/MD-83/-88/CRJ-700/-900
 
User avatar
qf2220
Posts: 1947
Joined: Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:16 pm

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:56 am

And you know we had just reversed our earlier decision to not accept him as Australian (he is really a Kiwi) after his phone throwing spat in NYC! His work with South Sydney Rabbitohs seemed to have redeemed him and he was back in Aus, but this might put those efforts back a little!
 
PanHAM
Posts: 9719
Joined: Fri May 06, 2005 6:44 pm

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:08 am

Better Russel Crowe is fuming on the ground than a hoverboard in mid-air
Was Erlauben Erdogan!!!
 
col
Posts: 1707
Joined: Thu Nov 27, 2003 2:11 am

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:27 am

Great Advertising for Virgin Australia, well done for putting him straight and other passengers are kept safe.
 
YoungMans
Posts: 432
Joined: Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:31 am

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:05 am

Quoting coolian2 (Reply 17):

The big question - did he end up flying anyone?

No - A local paper reported that he apparently hired a car to drive from Sydney to his place near Coffs Harbour; about a five or six hours drive.
And good on Virgin Australia for standing firm on that.
 
VHOGU
Posts: 58
Joined: Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:50 am

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:48 am

Please let it be known that this guy actually belongs to New Zealand.. 

I'm glad he got put in his place. Its the same rules for everyone else, and his celebrity status won't do him any good during a fire onboard.
 
bastew
Posts: 752
Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2006 9:21 pm

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:57 am

What an absolute FOOL. Why do these people always think they should receive special treatment?? I mean if you mess up behave in a dignified manner - by all means try your luck and see if you can get some flexibility using grace and charm - but to behave in this manner for HIS mistake is just really uncouth. I mean seriously - how much is the guy worth?? Donate the two hoverboards left in Sydney to a kids charity and buy some more at your destination - GREAT pr.

The whole 'where is your responsibility in this' claim by him towards Virgin is just sickening. Oh OK - so Virgin should contact every passenger individually to highlight that 'just to let you know you can't check in a camping stove'. Then send another email 'just to let you know you can only take a crossbow if it's in your checked baggage'. I mean SERIOUSLY! He just reminds me of those kinds of people that will get blind drunk, walk off the edge of a cliff then sue that there was no fence at the edge of the cliff because it has to be someone elses responsibility.
 
lhrnue
Posts: 365
Joined: Sat Jun 05, 2010 2:47 pm

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:37 am

Quoting YoungMans (Reply 21):
No - A local paper reported that he apparently hired a car to drive from Sydney to his place near Coffs Harbour; about a five or six hours drive.

Did he drive or hover to his place?

He is not just a father in this case. He is a person with 1.85 follower on Twitter. This not only comes with power but also with responsibility. Bashing publicly the airline for his private f**k up is not fair.
 
ScottishDavie
Posts: 216
Joined: Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:48 pm

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:48 am

Quoting lhrnue (Reply 24):
He is not just a father in this case. He is a person with 1.85 follower on Twitter. This not only comes with power but also with responsibility. Bashing publicly the airline for his private f**k up is not fair.

The comments on the original Yahoo article are almost uniformly hostile to Mr Crowe. Most people on that site seem to get the airline's point without any difficulty. Does anybody care what his Twitter followers think? I certainly don't.
 
26point2
Posts: 1097
Joined: Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:01 am

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:52 am

Quoting YVRFlyer (Reply 2):
He's becoming more like the South Park version of himself every day! As Marie Antoinette would say if she were alive today, "let them fly private".

Not so fast. I fly private and my operator has also recently banned these devices from being carried on board any of their planes.
 
ndhair37
Posts: 149
Joined: Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:06 pm

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:29 pm

Someone else said it and I agree with them - if he is so bloody minted and above the rules and regulations of the commercial airlines that every other person has to put up with... Then he can charter a Jet and see if they like Lithium batteries.

All of these celebrities think that a Tweet which flames the company will suddenly get them some sort of preferential treatment. They need to learn that regulations are for all. Otherwise, stay at home!
 
sejtam
Posts: 88
Joined: Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:46 am

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:04 pm

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 19):
Better Russel Crowe is fuming on the ground than a hoverboard in mid-air

+1
 
Revo1059
Posts: 133
Joined: Thu Mar 02, 2006 11:14 pm

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:10 pm

Wait a minute. What I got from the article is that he was pissed that there was no advance notification that it's now a restricted item. A month ago I saw these things being taken on flights as carry-ons. Since these things are so popular it probably wouldn't be a bad idea for the airlines to add a notice on their site or at time of booking that hoverboards are now restricted. It was probably a $1k piece of hardware (I'm sure he didn't buy the cheap one) he either had to ship, throw out or have someone come pick up.

Not everyone follows every change that the airlines make (like all of us experts here do).
 
TKA380
Posts: 164
Joined: Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:05 pm

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:31 pm

He dreamed a dream that he could take those hover boards on the aircraft                     
 
mcr
Posts: 78
Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2005 12:37 am

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Wed Dec 30, 2015 3:00 pm

Virgin Australia couldn't be much clearer on this. They have a whole page about batteries on their web site that tells you these aren't permitted:

http://www.virginaustralia.com/uk/en/plan/baggage/batteries/

... and they specifically call out "Lithium battery operated small recreational vehicles" as prohibited on their Dangerous Goods page:

http://www.virginaustralia.com/uk/en/plan/baggage/dangerous-goods/
 
Revo1059
Posts: 133
Joined: Thu Mar 02, 2006 11:14 pm

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Wed Dec 30, 2015 3:09 pm

Yes, but it doesn't say anything if you just go book a ticket. I'm saying since this particular item is something that is:

a) now popular
b) was allowed until very recently. I saw them taken as carry-ons when I flew in September.

Point B is the key. It probably wouldn't hurt to add it (for a while) as a note on the booking screens. I would suggest the same if the rules for liquids was changed from 3 to 2 oz. I generally don't hunt around every time I book a ticket to see what has changed. Would I pitch a fit over a $3 bottle of X? Not really. Would I have a hard time with a $1k item? Yep.
 
26point2
Posts: 1097
Joined: Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:01 am

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Wed Dec 30, 2015 3:12 pm

So he didn't read the T&Cs and finer points of dangerous goods restrictions...who does? But clearly Russell Crowe couldnt be bothered to follow the news either. Banning of these devices has been talked about extensively all month....even in Australia and New Zealand I would surmise.
 
User avatar
Aesma
Posts: 13031
Joined: Sat Nov 14, 2009 6:14 am

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:19 pm

Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 7):
And right now the technology is relatively new, so there's only "A" brands involved. Just wait until the poor quality knock-offs start flooding the market..

Martijn

Actually it's a Chinese product with no "A" brand backing it, and that's part of the problem. The idea was probably stolen from an American, though.
New Technology is the name we give to stuff that doesn't work yet. Douglas Adams
 
Kiwirob
Posts: 12856
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 2:16 pm

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:27 pm

Quoting VHOGU (Reply 22):
Please let it be known that this guy actually belongs to New Zealand..

Oh hell no, he wants to be one of you lot and we would love it if you could take him.
 
UKtoOzFlyer
Posts: 56
Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:00 pm

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:21 am

Quoting Revo1059 (Reply 32):
Yes, but it doesn't say anything if you just go book a ticket. I'm saying since this particular item is something that is:

a) now popular
b) was allowed until very recently. I saw them taken as carry-ons when I flew in September.

I get that Rusty was annoyed at being told he could not take these devices onboard and he felt he had not been sufficiently warned. Whilst the frequent flyers amongst the general population sat up and read the news articles as it was aviation related, I get it that ignorant or non news reading folk would have no idea you could not take these things on a plane.

My wife asked me why.... She had not read the news articles about these devices.

My annoyance with Rusty is the tone of the Tweet.

"Offloaded"

"Never again"

"Goodbye Virgin"

It's childish and petulant.
 
YVRFlyer
Posts: 113
Joined: Tue Oct 03, 2006 4:19 am

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:46 am

Quoting 26point2 (Reply 26):
Not so fast. I fly private and my operator has also recently banned these devices from being carried on board any of their planes.

Good move! They sound like a sensible operator. Have all the other private ops banned these as well?
YVRFlyer
 
IPFreely
Posts: 2585
Joined: Sun Dec 24, 2006 8:26 am

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Thu Dec 31, 2015 3:09 am

Quoting EK413 (Reply 9):

Celebrity no celebrity there's no exceptions for anyone if an airline bans its due to safety concerns

Celebrity? The last time he was in a movie shown as in-flight entertainment it was on a DC-3. He's been a washed-up has-been for decades.
 
Kiwirob
Posts: 12856
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2005 2:16 pm

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:31 pm

Quoting IPFreely (Reply 38):
Celebrity? The last time he was in a movie shown as in-flight entertainment it was on a DC-3. He's been a washed-up has-been for decades.

Do you know who he is? He's hardly a washed up has been.
 
IPFreely
Posts: 2585
Joined: Sun Dec 24, 2006 8:26 am

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:04 pm

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 39):

Do you know who he is? He's hardly a washed up has been.

You're right. He used to be a washed up has been, but not anymore. Even that doesn't last forever.
 
Revo1059
Posts: 133
Joined: Thu Mar 02, 2006 11:14 pm

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:04 pm

Quote:
Celebrity? The last time he was in a movie shown as in-flight entertainment it was on a DC-3. He's been a washed-up has-been for decades.

That's funny.

Quote:
I get that Rusty was annoyed at being told he could not take these devices onboard and he felt he had not been sufficiently warned. Whilst the frequent flyers amongst the general population sat up and read the news articles as it was aviation related, I get it that ignorant or non news reading folk would have no idea you could not take these things on a plane.

My wife asked me why.... She had not read the news articles about these devices.

My annoyance with Rusty is the tone of the Tweet.

"Offloaded"

"Never again"

"Goodbye Virgin"

It's childish and petulant.

I agree with that. He's been known to have a little bit of a temper.
 
ScottB
Posts: 6923
Joined: Fri Jul 28, 2000 1:25 am

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Thu Dec 31, 2015 5:07 pm

Quoting Aesma (Reply 34):
Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 7):
And right now the technology is relatively new, so there's only "A" brands involved. Just wait until the poor quality knock-offs start flooding the market..

Martijn

Actually it's a Chinese product with no "A" brand backing it, and that's part of the problem. The idea was probably stolen from an American, though.

   Even the producers of the more reputable models are no-name Chinese factories that could be manufacturing for Brand A on Monday morning and Brand Z that afternoon. And they might have been making rice cookers or nondescript Android tablets six months ago. This isn't like G.E. or Philips or Samsung where there's a large corporation nominally standing behind product quality and offering a warranty.

Quoting Revo1059 (Reply 32):
Yes, but it doesn't say anything if you just go book a ticket. I'm saying since this particular item is something that is:

a) now popular
b) was allowed until very recently. I saw them taken as carry-ons when I flew in September.

They're very new items and the restrictions on their transport are quite recent -- because the safety risks involved from the batteries catching fire have only been very recently identified. I could easily see how those restrictions wouldn't have been made known if someone had booked a ticket a month ago -- they didn't exist then on many airlines.
 
global1
Posts: 506
Joined: Fri Dec 19, 2014 5:31 pm

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Fri Jan 01, 2016 3:19 am

He's just a hot tempered ego maniac with an inflated sense of entitlement and importance.

Dime a dozen.

[Edited 2015-12-31 19:23:53]
 
stratosphere
Posts: 1776
Joined: Sat Sep 22, 2007 12:45 pm

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:46 am

Quoting global1 (Reply 43):
He's just a hot tempered ego maniac with an inflated sense of entitlement and importance.

+1 yep never liked that clown. Guess he will have to fly in a private jet since most all airlines have banned the hoverboard. HIs temper cracks me up one day hes going to go bad ass on the wrong dude and get his ass handed to him like Ryan O'Neal did once. Another hollyweird has been with a temper.

[Edited 2016-01-01 00:05:58]
 
b747400erf
Posts: 3160
Joined: Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:33 am

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Fri Jan 01, 2016 5:35 pm

Quoting stratosphere (Reply 44):
Another hollyweird has been with a temper.

Riiiight. It's Hollywood. No one has a temper from that region of the world.
 
rugger
Posts: 394
Joined: Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:03 pm

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:00 pm

In the beginning of the story he was calling it a Segway.. Was he trying to mislead the airline? How could you not know the difference between the two?
 
WearyDrover
Posts: 659
Joined: Sat Jul 18, 2015 2:12 am

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:48 am

Even if an item was not on a restricted or prohibited items list at the time of booking, it is the passenger's responsibilty to check that they are in compliance when he travels.

When checking in for Virgin Australia flights (and Qantas) you are specifically asked whether you are travelling with dangerous goods or prohibited items. A list is presented (including pictures) and you can not proceed with check in until you answer the question.

It is not the airline's fault if a passenger just says no or tickd a box without actually reading. Time for Crowe to grow up and behave himself.
A man may learn wisdom even from a foe - Aristophanes
 
liftsifter
Posts: 495
Joined: Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:25 am

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:57 am

Keep fuming. There's a reason the agent will ask if you have any lithium batteries while checking you in. It's for your (and everyone else's) safety. This is on par with refusing to stop playing Words with Friends... come on people!
A300 A310 A319 A320 A321 A332 A333 A342 A343 A346 A380 B736 B737 B738 B744 B763 B77L B77E B77W B788 E190
 
DDR
Posts: 1724
Joined: Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:09 pm

RE: Russell Crowe Fuming At Virgin Australia

Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:07 pm

Goodbye Russel Crowe. You are now on my no watch list of spoiled, self absorbed people who think they are better than the rest of us. By all means you should be allowed to bring a potentionaly dangerous object on board. To hell with the rest of us.

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos