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This is a discussion on Transport CCW on airplane??? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Delta out of Melbourne to Atl-Hartsfield. Me: I have a firearm to declare. Agent: Here, fill this out and sign. Place inside the case and ...

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    Delta out of Melbourne to Atl-Hartsfield.

    Me: I have a firearm to declare.
    Agent: Here, fill this out and sign. Place inside the case and lock.
    Wait here until they screen it.

    Took perhaps an extra 5 minutes while I waited on them to give me the okay after screening.

    Should be the same out of Atl-Hartsfield tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miklcolt45 View Post
    Delta out of Melbourne to Atl-Hartsfield.

    Me: I have a firearm to declare.
    Agent: Here, fill this out and sign. Place inside the case and lock.
    Wait here until they screen it.

    Took perhaps an extra 5 minutes while I waited on them to give me the okay after screening.

    Should be the same out of Atl-Hartsfield tomorrow.
    I think you ripped off my post . . . because that is almost exactly what I typed.

    Or it could just be that there are standard procedures with the TSA and every airline, and that flying with a firearm is really no big deal as long as you are educated and prepared.
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    Taking Your Pistole Along on a Plane Ride

    Having traveled a number of times, here's how I go at it:

    1. Review TSA: Traveling with Special Items to understand TSA policies and procedures. Have a copy with you when you reach the airport.
    2. Put the unloaded weapon(s) in a lockable hard-sided case with locks only you have the keys/combination to open. TSA locks are not allowed.
    3. Steps that will make it easier to show that the weapon is unloaded - especially when x-rayed.
      • If the weapon is a:
        • semi-automatic
          • lock the slide open
          • put a cable tie through the barrel and out the breach to show that the chamber is empty
        • revolver, flip the cylinder out
      • Do not put the magazines in this locked case with the gun(s):
        • it invites questions about them being loaded
        • if the gun case is "liberated" from the checked bag by a Criminal Entrepreneur, the lack of magazines frustrates the "Liberator", since the weapon is now initially a single shot one
    4. Check the airline(s) you are flying on:
      • To determine if the ammo
        • MUST be in boxes (plastic reload boxes work)
        • can fly in loaded magazines
      • If loaded magazines are permitted, make sure the pouches fully cover the magazines
      • The round(s) from the chamber(s)/cylinder(s) must be in a box, not loose
    5. Secure and protect magazines (separately from the weapon) and ammunition boxes from possible damage.
    6. Put the lockable hard-sided case with the weapon and the ammo/magazines into a cheap, non-descript bag - with clear labeling outside and inside - for checking in.
      • If possible, develop a way to attach - in a lockable way - the hard-sided case to the piece of luggage it has been placed into.
      • The labeling should be limited to:
        • Your Name
        • Your Cell Phone - if you have one, or your home phone if you do not
        • Your personal email address - if you have one
        • NO ADDRESSES, JOB TITLES, ORGANIZATIONS SHOULD BE INDICATED
    7. Other stuff - like shampoo, mouthwash, toothpaste, etc, could be in this checked bag also.
    8. Have the rules for the airline in hand when you check this non-descript bag at the airport.
    9. Make sure you have the keys/combinations to the lockable hard-sided case with you and you alone (Per Federal Regulations 49CFR § 1540.111 Carriage of weapons, explosives, and incendiaries by individuals - Electronic Code of Federal Regulations:) at all times. You will have to open the lockable hard-side case:
      • to demonstrate to the airline that the weapon(s) are not loaded at check in (a signed form/tag indicating that will go in with the weapon(s))
      • if the TSA wants to see
    10. Have the serial number(s) and descriptions of your weapons on you, so if they "disappear" you can report the loss/theft immediately to the:
      • airline
      • FAA Regional Office
      • ATF Regional Office

    Other things to consider:

    1. Check Handgunlaw.us and/or Pack-N-Go Carry Concealed Trip Planner to determine:
      • If you can possess the weapon at all your stops
      • Where and how you can carry at all your stops
      • What are the deadly force rules in each state you are visiting
    2. Have a copy of the Don Young Transportation Letter on hand - http://www.anjrpc.org/DefendingYourR...s%20letter.pdf. This covers changing modes of travel - car to plane to car - in a single journey.
    George H. Foster
    Orlando, Florida

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    Quote Originally Posted by KoB View Post
    Thanks…once again good info!

    Ps…called UPS and got the reply "you can only ship/overnight to a FFL", then I searched the DC data base and found old threads about shipping handguns. I think I'm going to drive by the UPS center and talk to a manager. Thanks again!
    Make sure its an actual "center" or one of our hubs. The UPS Stores won't (or shouldn't/aren't allowed) to ship a handgun. The Orlando hub is off Landstreet (near Orlando International Airport), actual address of it is atlantic ave, I know for sure that that hub will ship a handgun as i have done so but it was to Ruger's repair facility. We stop service on next days around 7pm if i remember right so anytime before 6pm and you're good to go. Don't know how far you are from there though profile says orlando. There is a longwood center but i don't know where it is. Good luck :-D

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