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glock192012
07-05-2012, 21:20
I will be flying from Missouri to Delaware and thankfully my ccw license reciprocates.I plan on taking my G 36 and am aware you can check guns in before your flight unloaded in a locked container. My concern is the States that my flights will take me to. I am flying stand by and will likely have stopes in Chicago and land in D.C area. Does anyone have any experience with this. My right to carry is important and don't want risk breaking any laws do to ignorance. Thanks in advance.

phool
07-05-2012, 21:40
I recall hearing a case... I think it was NYC.... where a guy was traveling between 2 places that were legal. His plane got diverted or laid over in NYC, then the connecting flight cancelled. Guy took his checked bag to the hotel, went to check in the next day, declared his firearm and was arrested.

(I don't have a link to the story... sorry)

DaneA
07-05-2012, 21:43
I'm not 100% sure but I believe as long as you leave your bag checked you will be ok. Have you read the sticky on airplane travel in this forum?

ETA: Well I thought there was a sticky. Seems to be missing or I lost it.

glock192012
07-05-2012, 22:09
phool, That was was one of the cases I was thinking of, I want to say the guy was even in the military. I think i'm cool as long as its checked in but airports not to mention ones in chicago and d.c really make uneasy. Not as uneasy as not having my piece of course:supergrin:

Ducowti
07-06-2012, 06:48
If (something occurs to have your plane delayed overnight amd you leave the secure area of airport) you take possession of your luggage containing your gun you are exposed.


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Luvdux
07-06-2012, 07:02
phool, That was was one of the cases I was thinking of, I want to say the guy was even in the military. I think i'm cool as long as its checked in but airports not to mention ones in chicago and d.c really make uneasy. Not as uneasy as not having my piece of course:supergrin:


DC airports re not in DC! Dca is in VA. Which is a wonderful state for gun owners, IAD is in VA, and Bwi is in md. Not sure on laws there but concealed carry is hard to get.

So if going to IAD or DCA don't worry.

RussP
07-06-2012, 07:14
I'm not 100% sure but I believe as long as you leave your bag checked you will be ok. Have you read the sticky on airplane travel in this forum?

ETA: Well I thought there was a sticky. Seems to be missing or I lost it.http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1202384

Chris Brines
07-06-2012, 13:39
I might be flying from Houston to New Orleans in August. Obviously if I carry everywhere I go in Houston, I'm DEFINITELY not planning on running around New Orleans unarmed. So I was just wondering if anyone has ever flown with a gun before, and just how much extra BS it involves. Really how much extra time at the airport is what I am wondering. I will be on a very tight schedule that day so if it is some big long drawn out process (which wouldn't surprises me one bit) I may have to just leave it home.

RussP
07-06-2012, 14:50
I might be flying from Houston to New Orleans in August. Obviously if I carry everywhere I go in Houston, I'm DEFINITELY not planning on running around New Orleans unarmed. So I was just wondering if anyone has ever flown with a gun before, and just how much extra BS it involves. Really how much extra time at the airport is what I am wondering. I will be on a very tight schedule that day so if it is some big long drawn out process (which wouldn't surprises me one bit) I may have to just leave it home.http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1202384

DaneA
07-06-2012, 19:53
http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1202384

Thanks Russ, but what happened to that thread being a sticky?

fasteddie565
07-07-2012, 07:19
I might be flying from Houston to New Orleans in August. Obviously if I carry everywhere I go in Houston, I'm DEFINITELY not planning on running around New Orleans unarmed. So I was just wondering if anyone has ever flown with a gun before, and just how much extra BS it involves. Really how much extra time at the airport is what I am wondering. I will be on a very tight schedule that day so if it is some big long drawn out process (which wouldn't surprises me one bit) I may have to just leave it home.


I fly every week with my CCW. I occasionally fly out of Houston, different Airports and different airlines have slightly different policies.

Follow the points made in the thread / used to be sticky for securing your CCW.

When you check in, state that you have an unloaded firearm to declare, the will ask you to show that it is unloaded, some agents are afraid of guns and ask that you show it to TSA instead.

You will sign a little orange card and place it in the case with your CCW. You may have to hand carry your bag to TSA, you may have to be escorted, different airlines different policies.

All told, it may add 5-10 minutes MAX, most of the time, I check in faster than the old fat lady with the C-PAP machine.

ScottieG59
07-15-2012, 19:02
I have not had any problem or delays when I check in with a properly stowed handgun. Check the sticky link.

I also check the airline and TSA from time to time.

I will not accept my gun if I am in a state where my permit is not valid. I also try to avoid those connections in states where my permit is not valid, just in case.

Also, consider who you will be seeing and where. If you visit a federal facility or military post, your state permit will not be valid. Where will the gun be if it cannot go along? The trunk is not the answer. Hotel room? Not smart. Police evidence room? Hopefully not.

glock192012
07-16-2012, 23:38
Just a follow up. Flew their and back with no major problems. They did not even check to see if it was unloaded just gave me the card to put in the box (both airports). Anyhow thanks for the advice, it was way easier than i had expected!!

TTex
07-17-2012, 16:51
I might be flying from Houston to New Orleans in August. Obviously if I carry everywhere I go in Houston, I'm DEFINITELY not planning on running around New Orleans unarmed. So I was just wondering if anyone has ever flown with a gun before, and just how much extra BS it involves. Really how much extra time at the airport is what I am wondering. I will be on a very tight schedule that day so if it is some big long drawn out process (which wouldn't surprises me one bit) I may have to just leave it home.

Here is the thing about NO, Louisiana law says you cant CC in a bar, almost anything you want to do in NO involves a bar. I mean really, all of BOURBON street is one big bar! If you do decide you want to carry down there just be aware you are going to be severely limited in the type of things you are going to be able to do, and places you can go while carrying.

Sorry, I dont know about the airport, other than you can transport unloaded, and checked in a locked container.

swinokur
07-18-2012, 04:34
I recall hearing a case... I think it was NYC.... where a guy was traveling between 2 places that were legal. His plane got diverted or laid over in NYC, then the connecting flight cancelled. Guy took his checked bag to the hotel, went to check in the next day, declared his firearm and was arrested.

(I don't have a link to the story... sorry)

See Revell vs Port Authority of NY and NJ

swinokur
07-18-2012, 04:36
Both airports for DC are actually in VA. You'll have no issues. You won't have an issue at BWI Airport in MD either.

Just stick to TSA travel rules.

SFla27
07-18-2012, 08:29
http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1202384

+10

Another thanks, Russ (and Mac of course). Good info.