I know that it is legal to take your gun with you when you fly out of the state,(assuming you don't fly to an anti rights state) but it has to be unloaded and in a locked piece of luggage, which gets checked. (you don't keep it with you) I do know that you have to notify them of what is in it, but I have never done this.
Anyone been through the drill?
What happens if you have a layover someplace where it is illegal to have your gun? (NY or LA for example)
Personally, I hate flying for a number of reasons. However my company was recently bought out, and the parent company now wants us to go visit a couple of mfg sites. I am trying to get out of it, but if I don't the info will be useful to me.