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    TSA site.

    The firearm must be in a hard-sided container.
    The container must be locked. A locked container is defined as one that completely secures the firearm from access by anyone other than you. Cases that can be pulled open with little effort do not meet this criterion.

    So could they say may plastice case that came with the hand gun could be pulled apart even with two locks?


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    On my return flight from Orlando, FL. The whole process took 2 minutes. It was unbelievable. I walked right up to the counter nobody online in front of me. I stated to the Jetblue agent. I have an unloaded firearm to declare. Lady printed out sticker and placed it onto the Firearm declaration form. I signed it. Put it on the cable that was looped around the pull up handle. Re-locked suitcase. Walked 5 ft to my left TSA screening was right there. Suitcase thru x-ray onto luggage belt and done. I stood around long enough so the suitcase disappeared from view into the underbelly of the airport.

    I don't know why here in NY they call for Port Authority and TSA.

    After hearing the horror stories about NYC airports, If I was able to Fly and not get silver bracelets I was happy. The PA officer was a young guy who marked down my info on a small pad asked to see the gun was secured in COM safe. He could not care less. The TSA guy walked me the 40 feet to drop bag onto belt.

    I can see how if you had to make an unscheduled stop here in NY and left the airport and checked back in the next morning how you could get arrested for carrying an illegal gun. If I had to make an unplanned overnight stop somewhere where my firearm was illegal. I would go over to the TSA or call the local police and explain that I could not take possession of my bag if there was a Police/TSA office that I could leave the bag until my flight in the morning.

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    I just flew on Friday from MIA to SDF (Louisville) and had no problem declaring. They didn't even want to see the ammo. I lock the slide back and thread a cable lock through the chamber and trigger guard and its locked to the case. Then I lock the case. I had the agent put a tag inside and outside the box. After checking it, the TSA agent came out and asked me for the keys, and I asked her to bring the bag out. She asked if I was worried about the people behind me knowing I had a gun, and I said no. I unlocked it, and she swabbed it for explosives...which came back positive (I wonder why)... she brought it to my attention and told her... "It is a gun...gun...gunpowder?" And she just had a blonde moment.

    On the way back, TSA paged me while I was on the way to the gate. I had to unlock the case a second time to show them. On the way through security, the agents there decided it would be fun to give me a hard time since I had an escort. One asked me why I had a gun after I got through security. I told him for safety...and another agent tossed in "From his mom..."

    All in all a great first time...except for the delayed flights, missed connection, lack of customer service and them having to bring my bag there on another airline...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan4x4 View Post
    thanks hotguns, I'm flying out in 2 weeks and now i got a heads up on what to expect
    Quote Originally Posted by tankdriver View Post
    That was the discussion I had with the ticket agent. Mine was in a locked metal case that had a key lock that used a round key, and a 4 diget combo lock. THEN placed in a Samonite hard side case th had 2 locks made in, and a 3 digit combo lock. She said no, the suit case had to have a TSA approved lock on it, or left unlocked. I showed her the info off USA Air webpage that states.....
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    US Airways will allow passengers to transport firearms in accordance with Federal Law. The following conditions must be met:

    Items of shooting equipment will be accepted as checked baggage only.

    A passenger who presents baggage containing a firearm must declare and demonstrate that the weapon is unloaded.

    Firearms must be packed in a manufacturer’s hard–sided container specifically designed for the firearm, a locked hard–sided gun case, or a locked hard–sided piece of luggage. Handguns packed in a hard–sided gun case may be packed inside a soft–sided piece of luggage. A Conditional Acceptance Tag must be used in this case.

    Baggage containing firearms must be locked at all times and the key or lock combination retained by the passenger.

    A Firearm Unloaded Declaration form (available only at the airport) must be signed and placed inside the bag or gun case.

    Ammunition must be packed in the original manufacturing package or metal/wood box, with a maximum of 11 pounds/5 kg per passenger.

    There is no limit to the number of items contained in rifle, shotgun or pistol case, up to 50 lbs./23 kg, 62 inches/157 cm in maximum
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    She called a senior agent over, I showed him the info off the webpage. He said, OK but hang around here for a awhile in case the TSA disagrees. But they never called, and it showed up.....

    Tankdriver
    My early post said I would be using a plastic case made for my handgun came in it will not. I got a harder plastic case that allows me to place two locks on it. Will this be ok? placing in in my soft side case with my personal things ok?
    Question about the A Firearm Unloaded Declaration form (available only at the airport) I do not need to make a special trip to the air port? I fill it out when I get to the airport? I will be using US Airways also.

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    Should be. I use a carbon fiber case for mine. I have always used softside till the flight with US Airways. They say on their webpage a hardside suit case, or you have to get a conditional approval. I think that will give them a way out if it is stolen, so I broke out my old hardside to be sure they covered it. Go to their website and see if you read it the same way.
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    tankdriver this is from there site.
    Firearms must be packed in a manufacturer’s hard–sided container specifically designed for the firearm, a locked hard–sided gun case, or a locked hard–sided piece of luggage. Handguns packed in a hard–sided gun case may be packed inside a soft–sided piece of luggage. A Conditional Acceptance Tag must be used in this case.
    I will be using a hard plastic hand gun case with two locks on the case and a triger lock. Should be ok?

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    I will be using a hard plastic hand gun case with two locks on the case and a triger lock. Should be ok?
    It worked for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmiller15 View Post
    tankdriver this is from there site.
    Firearms must be packed in a manufacturer’s hard–sided container specifically designed for the firearm, a locked hard–sided gun case, or a locked hard–sided piece of luggage.

    Handguns packed in a hard–sided gun case may be packed inside a soft–sided piece of luggage. A Conditional Acceptance Tag must be used in this case.

    I will be using a hard plastic hand gun case with two locks on the case and a triger lock. Should be ok?
    That was why I dug out my old hardside luggage. Like I said, looks like a escape clause, that if you have softside luggage, and it gets stolen, they are not going to be responsible for it....
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