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Southwest - Flying with Ammo

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by havinnoj, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. havinnoj

    havinnoj Portland Member

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    I have not flown Southwest with ammo. Their policy says that ammo "may be in the locked case" - so does that mean that I could simply have a 100 round factory box of ammo in my luggage? And it wouldn't have to be locked?

    Looking for people with experience on Southwest only right now.
     
  2. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Contacting Southwest Airlines directly would give you the best qualified answer (probably best to ask a supervisor), and make sure to get the info of whoever you talk to in case the person at the check in counter states differently.
     
  3. del_and_bones

    del_and_bones Anchorage, AK Physics Pirate

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    I've flown southwest, it can be in your checked bag and it doesn't have to be locked. It just has to be in packaging and not loose (loose in a box is okay).
     
  4. nubus

    nubus Guest

    Per TSA guidelines "factory packaging" last time I flew with ammo.
    Regardless of Southwest's policy, the TSA trumps, check both.
    If you take a firearm it must be in a locked case and declared.
    But I have flown Southwest with both and no issues! :)
     
  5. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    I don't see a word regarding "factory packaging" although it would qualify.

    TSA: Traveling with Special Items

     
  6. nubus

    nubus Guest

    Last time I flew with ammo the TSA made me dispose of ammo that was on a Bianchi speed strip, because it was not in "factory packaging." I was flying Alaska on that trip now that I think about it.

    Southwest's complete listing...Southwest Special Luggage

    Alaska's... Transporting Firearms and Ammunition

    Alaska's verbiage states "...original manufacturer's package or in a container designed for ammunition and of sufficient strength to protect it..."