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Old 04-13-2023, 07:47 PM
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Hello all. Flying to Alaska for a few weeks of vacation and plan on taking my protection (will be 2 different handguns) and some fishing gear. Can I fly with my pistols and my fishing poles in the same checked, locked case? Thank you.
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Old 04-14-2023, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Dnpowers
Hello all. Flying to Alaska for a few weeks of vacation and plan on taking my protection (will be 2 different handguns) and some fishing gear. Can I fly with my pistols and my fishing poles in the same checked, locked case? Thank you.
Call the airline and ask.
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Old 04-16-2023, 11:26 AM
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Your pistol and ammo has to be in its own locked (non-TSA locks) case, but said case can be inserted into other luggage.

Personally, Iíd advise against calling the airlines or asking anyone at the counter. Rather, find their respective policies online and print them, keeping the link handy on your phone. Itís exceptionally common for individual workers at airline counters to not be familiar with these respective airline policies, TSA requirements, or FAA laws, which can cause issues upon checkin. Quite commonly, Iíve faced counter clerks which insisted TSA locks were required, but upon presenting their own policies and TSA policies to them, proper process prevails.
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Old 07-31-2023, 10:05 AM
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Thank you for the advice. It's essential to be well-informed about the specific policies of the airline and TSA regulations when traveling with firearms and ammunition. Printing out the relevant policies and carrying the links on my phone is a smart way to handle any potential misunderstandings or conflicts with airline counter staff.

When traveling with a firearm, it's crucial to adhere to all the rules and regulations set forth by the airline, TSA, and FAA. Following the proper process ensures a smoother and more hassle-free experience during the check-in and security screening process.
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Old 11-25-2023, 05:05 AM
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In my personal opinion, I would discourage calling the airlines or seeking assistance at the counter. Instead, I recommend accessing and printing the airline policies online, and keeping the link readily available on your phone. It's not uncommon for individual counter staff to be unfamiliar with specific airline policies, TSA requirements, or FAA regulations, potentially leading to check-in complications. I've often encountered counter clerks insisting on TSA locks, but by presenting the airline and TSA policies, adherence to the correct procedures prevailed.
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