Helpful Travel Tips – A Traction Control PSA

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From the American Airlines site, restricted baggage items include firearms and ammunition.

The specifics are:

Firearms (checked baggage only – declared and inspected)

The information shown below pertains to travel within the United States only (unless stated otherwise). For information on the transportation of firearms and ammunition to international destinations, please contact Reservations.General Information

  • Firearms and ammunition are accepted as checked baggage only.
  • Firearms will only be accepted if unloaded and in a locked, hard-sided container only (for example – rifle case).
  • Ammunition must be packed in its original packaging. Loose ammunition or clips will not be accepted.
  • Firearms may not be checked curbside.
  • No one under 18 years of age may check a firearm.
  • Pellet and BB guns are not considered firearms, and therefore, do not require any special handling or documentation.


  • Maximum per case is 3 rifles/shotguns or 5 pistols/revolvers, 5 lbs. ammunition, shooting mat, noise suppressors, and tools. There is no limit on the amount of cases allowed.
  • Ammunition is limited to 11 lbs. per passenger. Excess baggage charges may apply to each gun case if it is in excess of the free baggage allowance and/or oversize/overweight.

Ammunition (checked baggage only)

  • Only small arms ammunition for sporting purposes is allowed as part of checked baggage, amount may not exceed 11 lbs./5 kg

For reference, 11 lbs of ammunition (per my scale) is:
100 rounds of .22 LR, plus
220 rounds of .223 Rem, plus
50 rounds of .45 Auto, plus
6 rounds of .50 BMG

Travel safe now!

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