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    Quote Originally Posted by RichO View Post
    This is where it's gotten a little tricky. The flight is an American Airlines flight, but is operated by US Airways (apparently
    they are now merged?) Their rules pretty much follow the TSA guidelines, but there is slightly different wording with
    each airline's policy. I've printed out both, and figure I will just make sure that everything meets both standards.

    On a side note, even though my wife feels the same way I do when it comes to carrying (OC would be nice, but rather
    conceal), she has never had the opportunity to OC before. Being that we will be in a fairly rural area of an OC friendly
    state, she is looking forward to giving it a try.
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    Update:

    We made it back. The airport experience was fairly uneventful, although I did learn that most of the
    ticket counter employees know less about the firearm declaration procedure than I do.
    On the trip out, they had me stand to the side to wait for an escort to the TSA scanner. When the
    guy came back, and was walking to the back room, the ticket agent pointed to me and yelled over to him,
    "You need to take care of him next, he's got a gun!". Needless to say, this drew more than one unfriendly
    look from the ticketing line. The return trip went smooth, except for the fact that they made me open the luggage
    with the pistols, open the pistol cases, and then explain to the lady how I could tell the guns were unloaded. (luckily,
    I thought ahead and had chamber flags in both pistols). Then she made me open the luggage with my ammo and mags,
    and she had me sight a "Firearm Unloaded" tag for the ammo as well.

    On a side note, I had never been to Ohio before. You Buckeyes have some very beautiful country going on out there!
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    Just gotta remember, the declaration ticket goes in the bag with the gun, not on the outside of the bags. That would be like telling the theives that work for the airlines, "hey, steal this bag". lol
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    sorry for you loss Rich. have a safe and uneventful trip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichO View Post
    Update:<br>
    <br>
    We made it back. The airport experience was fairly uneventful, although I did learn that most of the<br>
    ticket counter employees know less about the firearm declaration procedure than I do. <br>
    On the trip out, they had me stand to the side to wait for an escort to the TSA scanner. When the<br>
    guy came back, and was walking to the back room, the ticket agent pointed to me and yelled over to him, <br>
    "You need to take care of him next, he's got a gun!". Needless to say, this drew more than one unfriendly<br>
    look from the ticketing line. The return trip went smooth, except for the fact that they made me open the luggage<br>
    with the pistols, open the pistol cases, and then explain to the lady how I could tell the guns were unloaded. (luckily,<br>
    I thought ahead and had chamber flags in both pistols). Then she made me open the luggage with my ammo and mags,<br>
    and she had me sight a "Firearm Unloaded" tag for the ammo as well. <br>
    <br>
    On a side note, I had never been to Ohio before. You Buckeyes have some very beautiful country going on out there! <img src="http://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/images/smilies/thumb.gif" alt="" title="Thumb" smilieid="32" class="inlineimg" border="0">
    From what I understand the Airline agent is responsible to verify the guns are unloaded. I'm sitting in the airport now flying back to S. FL, today the agent wanted me to show that each firearm was unloaded. So far each experience has been slightly different.

    As far as a bag with only ammo, it is supposed to get a declaration card as well, this tells TSA that the bag was supposed to be checked by the airline agent to meet TSA requirements.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishinkeylargo View Post
    So far each experience has been slightly different.
    The same with us. To summarize, on the flight north, they didn't want to see anything. They asked if they were
    unloaded and in locking hard cases, had me sign one card for both guns, and had me open the bag and lay the tag
    on top. They had no interest in the bag with the ammo. I had to accompany the bag containing firearms to the
    TSA scanner, and wait until they cleared it.

    The flight south, they visually inspected the cases and guns. I signed one tag for each gun, and placed them
    inside the cases, on top of each gun. The ammo was also inspected, and the tag placed inside the container
    containing the ammo and mags.

    One thing I did, that I will continue to do in the future, as well as recommend to others is the use of chamber
    flags. On the flight home, the ticketing agent was ready to have me remove the pistols to prove they were
    unloaded, until I explained what purpose of the chamber flags. She even thanked me for teaching her something
    new that she could use in the future.
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    First of all sorry about your loss. Be sure and let us know how it goes.
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    I am not surprised that things are different from one place to another. This is typical in that rules are made, but not everyone knows the rules. You having to explain the chamber flag tells me they weren't properly trained. I have yet to fly with a firearm just because of all the unknowns. I have been through so much with TSA because of my prosthetic leg - even been swabbed for bomb residue several times. Just don't think I want to have that extra hassle. Good thing I don't fly too often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HD-Mike View Post
    I am not surprised that things are different from one place to another. This is typical in that rules are made, but not everyone knows the rules. You having to explain the chamber flag tells me they weren't properly trained. I have yet to fly with a firearm just because of all the unknowns. I have been through so much with TSA because of my prosthetic leg - even been swabbed for bomb residue several times. Just don't think I want to have that extra hassle. Good thing I don't fly too often.
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    …don't know why this never made the list of cheesy movies. Must fix…
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