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Please learn what airlines to avoid, and plan in advance, i.e. have a plan B.
1 posted on 03/24/2004 11:12:26 AM PST by neverdem
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To: fourdeuce82d; Travis McGee; Joe Brower
BANG
2 posted on 03/24/2004 11:13:43 AM PST by neverdem (Xin loi min oi)
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To: neverdem
Avoid them all.
3 posted on 03/24/2004 11:18:34 AM PST by Bob Mc
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To: neverdem
This is sad. On an airline, Trapshooters declare and check their shotguns in a locked hard case. The unloaded guns are dismantled or taken apart before being placed in the traveling case and placed in the baggage compartment. There's no harm to anyone.
4 posted on 03/24/2004 11:18:37 AM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: neverdem
"We made a conscious decision to not do that at this time," Sadler said, adding that the policy is under review.

Perhaps freepers should help him with his review :-)

5 posted on 03/24/2004 11:20:13 AM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: neverdem
Airline refuses to transport trap shooter's gun

Well, everyone knows that the shotgun could very well hop outta it's case, crawl thru the baggage compartment, come up in coach & start shooting all on it's own.

Hey, look out...THE SHOTGUN'S GOTTA KNIFE!!!!

8 posted on 03/24/2004 11:24:33 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I will defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: neverdem
And the number of gun enthusiasts in Pennsylvania is growing.

This is some good news.

14 posted on 03/24/2004 11:47:57 AM PST by stevio (The early bird gets the worm, but the 2nd mouse gets the cheese.)
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To: neverdem
This is because that $12,000 Perazzi shotguns are a terrorist's weapon of choice, of course.
18 posted on 03/24/2004 12:02:43 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn't be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: neverdem
"Our position is, basically, as a private company they have the right to throw away business," said John Frazer, a federal lobbyist who follows the issue of gun transportation for the NRA.

Well put, LOL

19 posted on 03/24/2004 12:08:59 PM PST by Teacher317
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To: neverdem
It seems that the airline, as 'customer service' could have assisted him in getting the shotgun to Florida by other, timely, means had they cared to. Failing that, they could, had they wished, have assisted him in getting an alternative flight at a reasonable price.

It seems their only 'customer service' was to eventually give him a refund.

I can only conclude that not only won't they carry firearms, they are more antipathetic to firearms owners than they admit. Any guesses about what the results of their 'policy review' will be?
20 posted on 03/24/2004 12:59:14 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (The world needs more horses, and fewer Jackasses!)
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To: neverdem
Hmm. There's several things to do as an alternative in such a situation...

First, check with your normal carrier; take the ticket to their counter, explain the problems on the other carrier, and ask if they'll honor the ticket, or offer an exchange price at a cheaper rate. Many airlines will offer a similar price if they have space available on their flights; it's good public relations, and they're not really losing any money, since the seat likely would have gone empty anyway.

Had that failed, he could have had another airline check the baggage for delivery to his Florida destination through their shipping counter. They'd want to inspect the baggage carefully, but odds are they would accept it for a fee - sure, he might have had to pay $200 just to ship the gun, but he would have made it down there to the competition.
22 posted on 03/24/2004 1:12:37 PM PST by kingu (Freepmail me if you want to be added or removed from the Survivor ping list.)
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To: neverdem
The airline, based in Newtown Square, Delaware County

Now there's the problem right there.

27 posted on 03/24/2004 5:37:35 PM PST by El Gato (Federal Judges can twist the Constitution into anything.. Or so they think.)
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