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Paying extra when flying with a firearm

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Joe Potosky, Feb 28, 2008.

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  1. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    US Airways and United Airlines will start charging for a second checked bag, other airlines are expected to follow.

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    US Airways announced that it will begin assessing a $25 fee for a passenger’s second checked bag. Passengers can continue to check one bag free of charge. The fee applies to travel that occurs on or after May 5, 2008. Travelers who purchased travel on or before Feb. 26 for travel on or after May 5 are exempt from the policy change.

    The $25 second checked bag fee does not apply to:

    - All Dividend Miles Preferred members (Silver, Gold, Platinum and Chairman’s Preferred)
    - Confirmed First Class and Envoy passengers at time of check-in
    - Star Alliance Silver and Gold status members
    - Active military personnel in uniform with ID
    - Unaccompanied minors
    - Passengers checking personal assistive devices

    Is there an additional charge for bags checked beyond two?

    The first bag is free, and the second bag is $25. Each bag after the second bag (3-9) will be assessed a $100 fee.

    Does $25 cover one way or roundtrip?

    You'll be assessed the fee each time you check more than one bag. So if you're flying a roundtrip itinerary and checking two bags, the $25 fee will be collected on both your original and return trip totaling $50 for both ways.

    Will skis and golf clubs be assessed the $25 fee?

    So long as they are a second checked baggage item, yes. If these items are the only checked item, they would be free of charge pending weight and dimension limits. Learn more about traveling with special items.
     
  2. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Guns are exempt, they are personal assistive devices. HMB
     
  3. Mr Newbius©

    Mr Newbius© TS Member

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    Heck ... why not just tell them you want to take it as a "carry-on" and when they tell you know they will have to wave the extra fee.

    Anyway when they charge you for the second bag they are now taking a paid liability of responsibility for the checked bag. $25 is awful cheap insurance on an expensive gun.
     
  4. recurvyarcher

    recurvyarcher Well-Known Member

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    Stuff a change of clothing into your gun case, carry on your gun bag with some more clothes, then buy your toiletries when you get there. You should be able to get toiletries for less than the $50 that you will spend to get your gun there and back.

    Shipping it there and back will cost the same or more, wouldn't it?

    It's time for the clubs that hold the big shoots to start renting clothes and shoes. LOL!!! BYOU (U = undies)...
     
  5. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    RE: Wondering if shipping

    The option of dropping off the gun at the local post office and ship it to yourself is always an alternative and legal (no FFL required).

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    <addressee>YOUR NAME

    <receiver>c/o Mother Doe Gun Club

    <address>123 Somewhere Street

    <city, state zip>City, ST 12345

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    You can ship it to the post office at your designation, your motel, gun club or whatever.

    The airlines is going to charge $25 anyway, unless it's your only checked bag, and you would save a bit of time at the airport...

    Many are not going to care about the additional cost, but it's always nice to know that your not forced to use the airlines to get your gun to the shoot and you do have an alternative.
     
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