AH senior member
We just got back from our hunt in South Africa. We flew Lufthansa both directions through Frankfurt and everything went well. I booked our flights directly from their website. After booking my wife called and added the rifle to my ticket they told her there was no extra charge for my gun as it would go as my second checked bag. The only fee they said would be charged was an $80 fee charged in South Africa. Upon arriving home there were NO fees charged anywhere ant the only thing I had to do was get a transit permit for Frankfurt which was around $30 us.