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transport firearm on plane

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by boytigas, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. boytigas


    Jun 29, 2004
    Hello everyone:cool:

    I'm sure I've read it before here somewhere but for some reason, I could not find it anymore even after using the search function.

    Anyways, may I know what the procedures are for domestically transporting the firearm with me when I'm gonna ride a plane? Like the case requirements, max number of cartridges, how to properly surrender, etc. If there's a link explaining all that, that would be great, too.


  2. The above link, though for US flights, just about covers most of the requirements here as well.

    I was one of those who posted in the thread you were looking for (in fact I brought my piece to and from Manila two weeks ago), so here's how you do it:

    First of all, upon entry into the terminal building, head immediately for the firearms booth and declare to the cop there that you have a piece. Produce your PTC or PTT, or authority. He will ask you to clear it; there's a booth and a place to point the muzzle when you're doing so. The exact number of rounds should be stated. Then go check in, afterwards look for the guy who's carrying your piece and follow him to a counter where you will pay P336.00, for which you will be issued a claim slip stapled to your ticket.

    Upon arriving, head for the firearms claim booth and get your firearm; don't forget to sign the logbook. And away you go.:supergrin:

    My observations: you don't look for the guy carrying your piece, he will look for you!:cool: If it's a revolver, all chambers empty, if an autopistol no mag. It helps if you have a hard carrying case, otherwise your piece will be wrapped in paper like a fish.:supergrin: And the PNP guys are most helpful; also your gun gets VIP treatment, that is "Very Important Pistol":supergrin: while we suffer the indignity of having to remove our shoes.

    As for how many rounds, the most I've brought was 100, as stated in the PTT. Usually its my 46rd carry load.

    Hope this helps.:wavey:
  3. gen1


    Jan 22, 2005
    they wrap it now in bubble wrap (cebu pacific flights). i guess to justify the P300+VAT charge.

    Before when the service was free they wrapped it in old newspapers mummified in packing tape. they'd then use a cutter to remove the packing tape at the destination and that's how my carry G27 got nicked :(
  4. horge

    horge -=-=-=-=- Lifetime Member

    Jan 22, 2004
    almost home
    That's some pretty expensive bubblewrap ;)
  5. I never trusted them at the airport to hold my piece so I would definitely put it in a gunguard and padlocked by myself.

    When I travelled before, they made me putall the ammo and mag together with it checked in. I dont know nowadays though.
  6. zorkd


    Sep 2, 2004
    i travelled via cebu pacific to the visayas, had to pay the PhP336 as stated above but the policemen were very helpful, they even stood in line for me to pay the dues so i could stand in line to check in my baggage. I was basically escorted all the way until I could get into the waiting lounge for boarding.

    i was impressed at the level of service the officer gave. he was very very helpful.

    makes me proud of our PNP
  7. sig-glock


    Jan 28, 2008
    the guys at the airport are very friendly. they are an asset to our police force. i just got back from the province and brought with me a lock box for my FA. they wrap the guns in resealable plastics if you don't have your own box. They even wrapped mine inside a towel so " the finish won't get scratched " (their own words). Goes to show they really care. ahehehe. :supergrin:

    plus it saves you time going through to check in as you don't have to line up na sa labas to go in. you get escorted in.

    I'm more than happy to pay for the service they provide. :supergrin:
  8. aztig

    aztig Team Lead

    Sep 21, 2004

    They are also as gun enthusiasts as we are