Sun Country Airlines Firearms Policy
Written by Danny Behymer,
in Section Safety And Education
Firearms and Ammunition
Firearms and ammunition are accepted as checked bags only.
Ammunition must be packed in the manufacturer’s original container or equivalent which provides for sufficient cartridge separation. It may be carried in the firearms case. Up to 11 pounds of ammunition (any number of rounds) will be accepted for transport.
Firearms will only be accepted in a hard-sided locked container. In accordance with federal law, all firearms must be unloaded, and the traveler must sign a “Firearms Unloaded” declaration affirming that the firearm is unloaded. The declaration form will then be placed inside the container by the traveler and witnessed by a Sun Country representative. The bag will be locked at the time of acceptance, with the key or lock combination retained in the traveler’s custody.
- The information shown below pertains to travel within the United States only, as traveling with firearms or ammunition on international flights is strictly prohibited. Travelers must obtain and comply with regulations governing the transportation of firearms. Learn more about the rules and restrictions governing the transportation of firearms. Sun Country Airlines employees will not handle firearms.
- Maximum per case is three rifles/shotguns or five pistols/revolvers, shooting mat, noise suppressors, and tools. There is no limit on the number of cases allowed.
- Ammunition is limited to 11 pounds total per passenger. Excess bag charges will apply to each gun case if it is in additional/excess of the standard bag requirements and/or oversize/overweight.
- Ammunition must be packed in the manufacturer’s original container or equivalent which provides for sufficient cartridge separation. It may be carried in the firearms case.
- Travelers will present firearms and ammunition to TSA for inspection after airline tags item.
- No one under 18 years of age may check a firearm unless they provide proof of firearm safety training.
- Pellet and BB guns are treated the same as other firearms and require the same handling.
- No exterior tag or description of contents noting firearm may appear on any case.
- Cases for long guns and rifles with locks in the middle may not sufficiently secure the firearm, especially if the end can be pried open. More than one lock may be needed to secure the entire case. Sun Country does not provide locks.
It is YOUR responsability to comply with Sun Country Airlines Policies, TSA Regulations and local City, and State Gun Laws of where you are traveling from, through, and your final distination. Although you may have complied with federal TSA and Airline regulations you may still have legal issues in States such as California, New York and New Jersey! ( NOTE: Firearms, Magazines, and Ammunition could all be in violation of individual State Laws)
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