American Airlines/British Airways: If you plan to use British Airways for a hunting trip this year, remember that you cannot take a firearm to the United Kingdom with BA's codeshare partner American Airlines. As we reported back in November (see Article ID 1981), American Airlines has banned firearms on its flights to the UK. A number of Hunting Report subscribers have contacted us about contrary information provided to them by BA agents when making travel arrange- ments. No matter what a misinformed BA agent tells you, you cannot take your gun on American Airlines to London to connect with a BA flight elsewhere in the world.
United Airlines: Be prepared to pay an extra $25 if you fly United Airlines and check a second piece of luggage, including a gun case. As of May 5, 2008, the airline will no longer include a second bag in its free baggage allowance for anyone purchasing a nonrefundable domes- tic economy ticket. The exception is for travelers with status in United's Mileage Plus or Star Alliance programs. The new policy applies to all flights within the 50 United States, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and Canada.