My daughter is going to the Olympic training camp in Colorado Springs this May, Which airline is best to use as far as carrying your gun with you? Also what is the procedure to go through when checking your gun? thanks!
I used to fly Northwest, they were easy to deal with. Northwest is now Delta, maybe give them try? I flew back to Pennsylvania for the deer opener with my rifle on Delta two years ago, no problems. Good luck!
I fly from Vegas to Colorado Springs with a gun and no problems. I know people who have used Allegiant and Frontier into the Springs.
Just a hard case that you can lock. You have to check in inside and not curbside with a gun and tell them at the counter that you have a gun to declare. Open up the case and let them look at at. They will give you a card to fill out and then leave the card in the case. Then close and lock the case. Pretty simple and do not worry. You might consider flying to Denver as it is only about an hour and 15 minute drive to the Springs.
Trim Tab has it right.
Just flew from Hartford to Tampa for the Southern Grand and flew Southwest. Very easy no hassels at all.
A bit wierd though to see a Perrazzi gun case traveling on the luggage conveyor where you pick it up and walk around an airport with it in hand.
I have been to Colorado Springs with a Shotgun a number of times. Delta and Continental mostly. Lately i have been going through Denver so that i can fly Southwest as I believe its the most gun friendly airline.
Read the TSA instructions and be polite to the gate agent. I also buy the extra baggage insurance as it puts an extra notice on the airline that they will be on the hook for the gun if it grown legs.
I would avoid Frontier as thats where Bret Erickson's Gun got stolen on the way back from Colorado Springs. He got it back about 6 weeks late.