New checked bag rules at OR Tambo International Airport Johannesburg

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  1. Scott CWO

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    You are the only person that is supposed to have access to the gun case so I wouldn't recommend TSA locks of any quality or type except on the ammo box.
     

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    TSA locks are now allowed as an option on the gun case but I will continue to use my own locks and TSA locks on general luggage. BTW, I have used little TSA locks on the zipper of my large cordura duffle, but with the new rules I guess I will have to get some other bag now with one hard side:(:(. But wait!! I know!:rolleyes::rolleyes: I will fit a piece of plywood into the "bottom" of my duffle so it has one hard side, LOL.o_Oo_O:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    That’s what I’m planning on doing!!!
     
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    :E Happy: Reminds me of my cooler with the false bottom and two sixers of beer to get by the search party at the old Englishtown NJ dragstrip. Good thing that they didn't have xray machines.:E Rofl:
     
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    I was leaving Zim some years ago and had stashed two six packs of Amstel Lager in my duffle (cant get it here!). The Xray guys at Bulawayo got all confused about it and when I saw the commotion, I told them, "hey guys its some beer". They all started laughing and that was that.
     
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    I bought a Pelican 1510 to use when traveling with handguns. This was its first and only flight from Detroit to Anchorage. Both corners cracked past the gasket. I used a paint pen to try to make it more noticeable in the photos. I’ve got a warranty claim now. We’ll see what happens. IMG_0907.JPG IMG_0906.JPG
     
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    Jeff 907, it will be interesting to find out how your warranty claim ends.
    Best of luck with it!
     

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    @Jeff 907 That looks like there may have been an attempt to use a screwdriver or other tool to break open the case.
     

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    I filed a claim with Pelican on my Rifle Case. Only pain was they DEMAND when you send them pictures with the claim number written on the damaged case you use a Gold metallic sharpie. Will not accept standard sharpie. Other than that, and save your foam inserts, they sent me a new case and the damaged one went to the dump. Pretty simple no-hassle policy other than the gold ink deal.
     

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    That’s been debunked here but to each his own.
    Philip
     

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    Where did this happen? Of course the only thing consistent about air travel is that it’s inconsistent! I have used TSA locks more often than not on my 14 African trips and several others. My point has always been they have the right to inspect your bags and will do so. I’d rather them check the bag and it arrive in Africa than have them locked out or locks cut. The main mistake IMO is using key locks. You can’t send a key over the phone if you are separated from your bags but you can share the combo.
    Lots of options and opinions.
    Philip
     

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    On a flight out of Denver. I probably have close to 200 flights flying with a firearm, I really haven't had a ton of trouble over the years, mostly just jackass agents at the check-in counter.
     
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    Yep
     

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