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Checking a Firearm on a Plane

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by TheBigO, May 17, 2013.

  1. TheBigO

    TheBigO Anacortes New Member

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    Hey I just got back from the NRA convention in Houston. I checked a CCW in my bag and put together this video about what to do and how the process went on each side of the trip. Thanks for watching!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wCVzPxP4Y4
     
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  2. Soren

    Soren Beaverton, Oregon Active Member

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    Great info! I had been wondering about that.
     
  3. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Excellent video, I just wonder that there will be travel agents who will freak out at the mention of an unloaded firearm. Being selective hearing and all this could add much more time onto the checkin process if the TSA tackles & cuffs you. LOL It could happen though...
     
  4. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    the only thing that I would suggest is to also have a printed copy of the airlines rules and also the tsa rules about flying with firearms. not all agents (airline/tsa) are up to speed on the rules and can save a headache or two. just being a little prepared goes a long way.
     
  5. 206thsense

    206thsense Seattle, WA, USA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  6. mpperales

    mpperales Happy Valley, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    My experience was simple with southwest....

    1) Asked for Firearms Declaration
    2) They asked if it was in check luggage..
    3) Confirmed it was in a locked case and unloaded..
    4) The TSA agent then had me come over to a table....felt around inside the suitcase, found the gun case and asked again if it was locked....affirmative.

    "Have a nice day!"....It was almost TOO easy...:)