Originally Posted by MacG22
Sippo, I believe they're just referring to the actual case the gun is in. I don't believe for a moment that they'd force you to have hard sided luggage all in all. I *think* I've flown on Continental with no issues. However, I have a friend who flies continental all the time and has never had an issue.
However, hard sided luggage, if you can afford it, is a good thing to have anyway. Certainly don't be discouraged from buying it if you have the opportunity.
Brings on a follow up question... If you use hard-sided luggage, to what do you cable-lock your pistol container? Is there some sort of metal spine similar to that you describe with soft luggage?