One item of shooting equipment is accepted as part of a customer's
free checked baggage allowance. For each item listed, one item of shooting equipment is
defined as one or a combination of the following:
Shotguns: two shotguns, two shotgun cases, 11 pounds of ammunition. Cases
containing more than two shotguns will be assessed an extra baggage charge.
When checking a firearm you must declare to the Delta representative that they are
checking a firearm, present firearm(s) unloaded and sign a "firearms Unloaded"
declaration, lock the firearm(s) in a hard-sided, crush-proof container and retain the key
or combination: maintain entry permits in your possession for the country of destination
or transit, ensure small arms ammunition is packed in the manufacturer's original package
or securely packed in fiber, wood or metal boxes.
Federal regulations require that firearms in checked baggage or in
their own shipping case be unloaded and declared. Firearms are not allowed in carry-on
bags. Firearms in checked baggage must be packed in a hard-sided bag or gun case. A
maximum of 11 pounds of small arms ammunition is allowed in checked baggage and must be
packed separately from the firearm in the original manufacturer's box or securely packed
in a fire, wood or metal box to prevent movement of cartridges.
Firearms and ammunition may not be carried by a passenger on an
aircraft. However unloaded firearms may be transported in checked baggage if declared to
the agent at check in and packed in a crush-proof container manufactured specifically for
the firearm or a hard-sided suitcase. Properly packaged small arms ammunition for
personal use may be transported in checked luggage. Amounts may vary depending on the