I do a lot of travel with firearms. TSA check-in has usually been easy, but when coming back from FAS I was grubby and smelled bad so TSA agave me the special check. Huh, ouch.
The best airlines I've found are.
2. U S Air.
3. Southwest (with qualifications, last year they stopped a plane that was taxying out and pulled me off with 4 cops because
Now you CAN'T stop the story there!! :confused:
Originally Posted by threefeathers
BS. I fly every other week. I have checked gun through in DC, MD, Chicago, NYC, and Nj with no problem at all. Just because you cannot carry in those places does not mean you cannot transport. I fly into NJ often to go to PA and always check a gun on the return trip. Have checked them at JFK as well.
Originally Posted by HKinNY
The TSA is not so nice as to wait for you or use bolt cutters.
Originally Posted by Gary T
I was traveling with a co-worker and he discovered his TSA approved locks were gone and the lock tabs were broken off his Pelican case. Evidently, they put a screwdriver in the locks and pried until the lock tabs broke off the case. Nothing was stolen, but no one offered him any help with the destroyed (expensive) case either.
Since you will not be there while the TSA messes with your luggage, you are at their mercy.
If I travel, I never lock any suitcase. (non gun travel). You may as well put a sign on the suitcase saying "valuable stuff inside".
If it's valuable, carry it on. Don't take your eyes off your stuff while you go through the security checkpoint. The TSA is not responsible if someone walks off with your camera, computer, etc. Don't allow the TSA to make you turn your back on your stuff.
Most TSA are great folks, and they will understand.
go with the air line policy about firearms
I never have had any issue, but last week I made a trip to Houston. No hassle but when I picked my bag off of the carousel at CVG, I noticed my TSA lock was gone and there was the TSA slip inside my suitcase. The lock is easily replaced, but I was disturbed that my suitcase with a firearm and a laptop traveled unlocked.