Airports are individually owned and operated, and fall under both local and federal jurisdiction (depending on which area you are in). Some even have completely private rules, such as FBOs.
Therefore, it is up to the individual airport to make the rules as to what they will accept. Here in Las Vegas, currently passengers are “allowed” to ride self-balancing hands free scooters pre and post security – they just need to be small enough to fit in your carry-on luggage obviously.
Airport staff can and do ride full-sized Segways through airports, but that is not something passengers are generally able to do. Anyone who travels with a full-sized Segway will need to check it as cargo (although thankfully most airlines tend to treat it as a motorized wheelchair).
This is for multiple reasons (like where would you put it in the cabin?) not least of which are the large lithium batteries that power the thing.
So, the overall answer to your question is:
It depends 😉
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/Is-it-illegal-to-ride-a-Segway-or-hoverboard-at-the-airport
Originally Posted On: 2015-11-28