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This is a discussion on Air Travel With Firearm within the Gun Stories forums, part of the Firearm Forum category; Originally Posted by mndoggie TSA and airline. Southwest said it was a SOP for TSA. I just spoke with 2 TSA supervisors and they are ...


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Old June 4th, 2019, 10:19 AM   #16
 
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TSA and airline. Southwest said it was a SOP for TSA. I just spoke with 2 TSA supervisors and they are review camera footage of where I passed the bag through inspection. They are looking into pulling the bag and having it checked. I board shortly so I will see what happens. TSA said they shouldn't have taken the keys and they would have come and got me if there was an issue.
FYI that is SOP for Southwest at some terminals. At least it was the last time I flew with them. TSA rules are supposed to be the same everywhere. However, that is not always true. I have found the rules vary with the respective terminals, which I imagine is due to the TSA Supervisor in charge for that terminal. In some terminals checked baggage containing firearms is delivered to baggage pickup and you need to show identification. In some it comes out with the regular baggage. American delivers it to lost and found. Air France hand carries your gun case to the plane, and hand delivers it to you on arrival. Some airlines allow ammunition in the gun case, and some don't. As stated above read the rules for TSA, the airline, and the terminal for your departure/arrival if any. Once you learn all of the rules, some of them will be changed before your next trip. Be flexible.



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Fairly standard.. Note well if our flight is diverted to New York or New Jersey airports do not take possesion of a bag that has a handgun in it as you can and may very well be charged with having aa handgun without a license. Talk to the baggage people and ask them what you should do. If you have tot taken your bag you are okay. Read some of Massod Ayoob's articles about this.
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One strong warning: If you are NOT a LEOSA carrier, do not take guns through NYC terminals or Hawaii terminals unless the airlines are handling the transfer of the firearm from one plane to another. Woe to you if the connecting flight is cancelled and they want you to take possession. You will go to jail or pay a huge fine or both, especially in NYC.
Another reason I hate NYC.
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