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by GeekwithaGun
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Air Travel Update
Replies: 15
Views: 1481

Re: Air Travel Update

Hack Job wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:38 pm
I flew round trip from DFW to Charlotte this week with AA. No issues locally, other than annoyed about the BSO tag on my checked bag. But the process was quick and I was not asked for my cell number.
On return from CLT it was more of a hassle. After checking my bag (and adding name & number to BSO tag) I was asked to wait 15 min just in case TSA had any questions. I then proceeded through security and to the gate. 45 min later I was called and asked to go to the baggage claim area with keys to the locks. Once there I asked if there was a problem. I was told by the TSA agent that they needed to inspect the firearms for gun powder residue and to make sure the cylinder is empty. I explained the firearms had been shot and there are even actual bullets still in the case - so of course there would be residue. I was met with a blank stare and then handed over the keys.
From the interaction it was clear the agents had no idea how to handle firearms or what they were even looking for. They also told me that there is no requirement to lock the bag or the case since they're being checked anyways and the area is secure.
I was asked for ID when picking up the bag in CLT, but no ID was needed back at DFW, anybody could have grabbed the bag.
Something similar happened to be in Detroit, was called to return to check in, TSA said there was a question about how the ammo was stored in the firearms case and asked for my combo for the firearms case and I refused. I explained the TSA regs and we walked to the bag and I opened, they checked, no issues and I was on my way.
by GeekwithaGun
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: General Texas CHL Discussion
Topic: Air Travel Update
Replies: 15
Views: 1481

Re: Air Travel Update

LabRat wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:34 pm
It's not just United Airlines.

Wife and I flew AA to North Carolina in November 2018.
I checked in on-line 24 hours pre-flight, no issues.

When I checked my firearm in at DFW, all went smooth. No issues. Flew and luggage was no problem

However:
On the return flight, I could not check in on-line.
Site stated that I was flying with a firearm and I am required to check in at the flight terminal.
I went along with it; what else was I going to do?
Check in was smooth, no issues and arrived at DFW with no hassles.

I don't know about the TSA, but the airlines are keeping the score at least on a flight-by-flight basis.
My $0.02
This also happened to me this past year. We have not flown on AA for a while and they changed the process, have never been restricted to in person check in. In addition, it also happens with Delta. Both airlines tag the checked bags with firearms with a "BSO" or "Oversize" luggage tag and will not (on purpose) place on baggage carousel at destination.

Been using Southwest as much as possible as they make this easy and DO NOT mark the luggage in any way.

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