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    Again...Flying with a rifle, how do you do it

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    I've been looking and talking with the airlines (anti) customer service .....
    Flying with a firearm is foolishly expensive. Because a rifle case qualifies as oversized baggage. Oversized baggage is anything over 62" but under 50.1 pounds. When length+height and width are totalled, all of my cases equal 64" plus.

    The penalty to be paid for this is $200 each way at United a firearm friendly airline ?? !

    How do you guys that fly do this ? Wha have you done to escape this BS charge ?

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    Where are you flying? And what airline?

    Alaska airline flew my rifle case for the same price as a bag. It had a rifle, shotgun, and revolver in it plus extra. Weighted it with a fish scale.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Team Kabob View Post
    Where are you flying? And what airline?

    Alaska airline flew my rifle case for the same price as a bag. It had a rifle, shotgun, and revolver in it plus extra. Weighted it with a fish scale.


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    From Boston Ma to Jackson Hole

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    Again...Flying with a rifle, how do you do it

    Quote Originally Posted by 280ackimp View Post
    From Boston Ma to Jackson Hole
    What airline? Unless it?s a local law for Boston.
    I?ve flown Alaska, United, and Southwest. No issues with long guns.


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    Again...Flying with a rifle, how do you do it

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    You can also look at shipping to your self in Wyoming. Read #6
    https://www.atf.gov/file/61721/download

    A buddy did this to Alaska, since he was driving through Canada.


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    Ive flown twice. Once with delta and once with Frontier. Both times I checked as luggage and paid a normal fee.

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    Again...Flying with a rifle, how do you do it

    Sorry to say but with United its going to be up to the person at the ticketing counter. My uncle and I flew up to Canada a few years ago. On the flight up, I was charged for oversized. My uncle showed up 20 minutes later and another clerk did not charge him. On the flight back neither of us got charged the extra fee.


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    I only ever paid a normal baggage fee.
    Do you know what Jim Bridger said about the Indians? " Just when your not seeing any is about the time they are fixing to get the thickest"

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    Quote Originally Posted by 280ackimp View Post
    All,

    The penalty to be paid for this is $200 each way at United a firearm friendly airline ?? !

    How do you guys that fly do this ? Wha have you done to escape this BS charge ?


    While you'll find it nearly impossible for me to say anything good about United Airlines I will say that I've never been charged any more than the normal baggage fee for a rifle by them or any other airline.

 

 

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