under the heading of The Unfriendly Skies, July issue of American Rifleman, page 23


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alan
June 21, 2006, 08:27 PM
The Pennsylvania based airline USA 3000 has banned all transportation of firearms and ammunition in passengers baggage-even checked baggage. One thing to note, the NRA got the phone number for the airline wrong. Interested parties should dial 1-877-872-3000, not 1-800-872-3000.

Also, for those flying to Canada, Air Canada now considers checked-on firearms as "hazardous goods", the carriage of which will cost an extra $50.00 each way.

This amount might not be large, however some might think the principle is.

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Rob62
June 22, 2006, 12:10 AM
I am not surprised. This is probably the begining of a trend. I don't necessarily think Airlines are doing this as an Anti-Gun measure. It's about economics IMO. Just another way to tag an extra charge on to the price of a ticket.

Rob

JesseJames
June 22, 2006, 04:29 PM
All the more reason to get your pilots license and fly yourself and avoid all the craziness.

Havegunjoe
June 22, 2006, 05:27 PM
"All the more reason to get your pilots license and fly yourself and avoid all the craziness."


I'll just continue to avoid flying as much as possible.

Rich K
June 22, 2006, 07:53 PM
I can drive pretty much where ever I want to go, and the scenery is better, plus I can have more time away from work.

DoubleTapDrew
June 22, 2006, 08:14 PM
+1 on driving.
I went to Hawaii this spring for a friend's wedding and had to fly for the first time in a long time (and first time since I started carrying 24/7). I truly felt like a defenseless sheep being herded into a flying cattle trailer, trusting my safety to the lady wearing a shirt that said TSA who can't tell a blackberry from a WMD.

alan
June 22, 2006, 11:25 PM
Rob62:

That might apply to Air Canada, the extra fee. I wonder as to what goes on with US Air.

Seems as if they have sufficient problems without annoying potential customers.

Airline contacts.

CUSTOMER SERVICE
1-888-479-3001 Call us if you wish to share an experience with us, or send e-mail to customerdesk@usa3000airlines.com, a letter to the address below Attn: Customer Services.

HEAD OFFICE MAILING ADDRESS IS:
USA3000 Airlines
335 Bishop Hollow Rd
Newtown Square, PA 19073

TEL 610-325-1280 MAIN NUMBER

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