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Airlines and Traveling with Your Firearms

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Delta Airlines to be the airline most accommodating to individuals flying with their dogs. In the world's current atmosphere, it's best to know the regulations prior to traveling with your firearms. Various airlines are listed as well as ground shippers. It is recommended that if you are transporting ammunition, keep it in the manufacturer's box and tape it closed to avoid the contents spilling out in your luggage. It is advisable to check with the airline for current policies, requirements and restrictions on firearms and related items in checked luggage prior to your time of travel.

Delta Airlines

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.

United Airlines

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.

American Airlines

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 airline.