For traveling hunters, there is a huge potential problem buried in these code shares. It's such a big deal we think you should immediately get in touch with the travel agent or the airline company that sold you any hunting-trip tickets you have in your possession. Ask if any parts of your upcoming trip will be handled by any airline company other than the one indicated on your ticket. If so, get in touch with that company - call London, long distance, if you have to - and find out if it has any unusual policies as regards the handling of firearms. Be careful about delegating this responsibility, too, as even your travel agent may get tripped up.
Take what happened to Hunting Report subscriber Alan L. McGee as a warning. Seems McGee flew to Zurich last summer from Dallas, Texas, on American Airlines, destined for Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. His ticket indicated he would be flying from Zurich to London and on to Tanzania on British Airways, and indeed that company processed him and........(continued)