How many of you have had your ammo weighed by the airlines?
Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:33 PM
I have asked a few people that travel to shooting comps, and the one that bring their own ammo, only one has told that an airline employee weighed their ammo. This was on SW.
So how many of you have had your ammo wieghed?
Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:36 PM
Posted 22 November 2012 - 04:02 PM
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:30 AM
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:51 PM
I fly mostly Hawaiian Air to the CONUS and have had my guns and ammo inspected a bunch of times but not weighed. Seems like its luck of the draw when you check in, some clerks go through the motions when checking in guns and ammo and others go overboard. TSA is another issue, some guys know there shit and everything goes smoothly, other times they'll half ass stuff and make you almost miss your flight. Luck of the draw again.
Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:18 PM
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:36 PM
Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:04 PM
Number of rnds of 38 super in 11 pounds. DO THE MATH!
about 195 grains per loaded bullet, 7000 grains per pound, then about 397 rnds for 11 pounds without the case.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:00 AM
In 2005, TSA (St. Louis) asked, weighed and open every box. I only had about a hundred rounds since I had just shot the Nationals.
Since then, nothing.
Posted 18 December 2012 - 01:32 PM
But I also want to point out that I am only flying out of Denver International Airport and only have a combined total of ammo greater than 11lbs on the outgoing trip. Every airport has slightly different TSA policies with regards to ammo and guns. One thing to keep in mind is that the only thing you have to declare is the Gun, not the ammo. If you look at all of the airline regulations their policies state that you can't travel with more than 11lbs of ammo, but none of the policies state that you have to declare the ammo. So when you check in the only thing you should have to say is "I need to declare a firearm". Then fill out a declaration form and go through whatever screening process the airport uses. The less you say the better off you are. Answer questions with short and simple answers. Be polite and if the person checking you in does not know what they are doing or talking about, don't try to argue with them. Politely ask for a supervisor to assist with the situation. It is surprising to me, but there are many people who work at the check in counter that have ZERO clue of how to handle a firearms declaration situation.
Happy travels and I hope this helps.
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Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:46 PM
Returning out of Phoenix,lady asked about ammo and how much I had and how it was packed told her the same thing and she asked is that legal and I just answered yes and that was it..that was on Delta..
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Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:37 PM
Not all airlines have an 11 pound limit. Alaska Airlines is one that has a 50 pound limit. It pays to check around.
Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:27 AM
with the echos from the open gun still ringing in your head...
Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:31 AM
Edited by lugnut, 27 December 2012 - 08:31 AM.
Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:29 PM
Many of the airlines including JetBLue charge an arm and a leg these days for checking two bags in!
Fly Southwest if you can. 2 checked bags fly free! I ship my ammo, though.
Posted 27 December 2012 - 02:50 PM
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:21 PM
A word of caution, Delta LOVES charging for overweight bags..!!! I was 2# over the limit(40#) and they nailed me for an additional $125.
Edited by The Happy Gila, 23 January 2013 - 12:22 PM.
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