Firearms & Ammunition
Transporting firearms and ammunition is serious business. We understand your right to bear arms, but we do have some specific rules which comply with security requirements about checking them. In addition to our rules, you must make arrangements and assume full responsibility for complying with any applicable laws, customs and government regulations, or restrictions of the state or territory to which the firearm is being transported.
For everyone's safety, we ask that you familiarize yourself and comply with the rules when requesting transport of firearms and related equipment. Firearms, ammunition, and firearm parts may be transported in checked baggage on domestic flights operating in the U.S., but are prohibited from being carried-on. In other words, you'll never make it through security, so if you want your equipment to arrive at your destination, you have to check it.
Note: On flights in the U.S., hunting rifles, shotguns, and ammunition may be transported by passengers 18 years of age or older. Firearms are not allowed on any international flights even if checked.
- All firearms must be unloaded and declared to a customer service representative at the ticket counter.
- Firearms must be packed in a hard-sided, locked container (or suitcase) or a hard-sided, locked gun case. A locked container is defined as one that completely secures the firearm from access by anyone other than you. Cases that can be pulled open with little effort do not meet this criterion.
- You must be available during screening by the TSA and be prepared to provide the key or combination to the TSA security screener if it becomes necessary to open the container.
- One passenger is allowed to check up to 11 pounds of ammunition.
- Any ammunition transported must be securely packed in the original manufacturer's packaging; fiber (such as cardboard), wood, or metal boxes; or other packaging specifically designed to carry small amounts of ammunition.
- Ammunition may be packed in magazines or clips if the exposed portion is covered (e.g., sealed with duct tape) or the magazine/clip is placed in a pouch, holder, holster, or lanyard. The ammunition must be secure.
- The ammunition may be located in the same hard-sided locked case as the firearm, as long as it's properly packed as described.
- Black powder and percussion caps used with black-powder type firearms aren't permitted in carry-on or checked baggage.
We take the safety and security of our passengers and employees with the utmost seriousness. These regulatory requirements are strictly enforced. Violations can result in criminal prosecution and the imposition of civil penalties of up to $10,000 per violation.
A Word About Fireworks
Although we think fireworks are really fun to watch in the sky, we don't accept fireworks on our planes under any conditions.