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Rifle on air plane
Mar 6th, 2014 at 9:10am
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I couldn't find any links on a quick search.
Can anyone provide any advice on this.
Wanting to take rifle & ammo Wgtn to Chch.
Air nz not overly clear and wanted to avoid the unhelpful desk that would lead me astray.
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Re: Rifle on air plane
Reply #1 - Mar 6th, 2014 at 7:15pm
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Get on the ANZ web site and search for sporting goods. The info is in there plus there is a number that you can call for further information.
Basicially you need to advise them that you will be transporting a firearm, flights dates etc
  
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Reply #2 - Mar 11th, 2014 at 12:44am
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Never had any issues, just turn up at airport & they walk you through it all.
Once they did forget to put my rifle on the same flight though!! Sad
It was on my return flight luckily. Smiley
They couriered it to my house, arrived 2 hours after i got home. Cool
  
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Reply #3 - Mar 13th, 2014 at 10:59pm
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Very easy mate, rifle in a locked case and let them know.  Bolt and ammo in a separate bag, which they will ask for you to confirm.   Smiley
  
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Reply #4 - Mar 17th, 2014 at 12:08am
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NelCh wrote on Mar 13th, 2014 at 10:59pm:
Very easy mate, rifle in a locked case and let them know.  Bolt and ammo in a separate bag, which they will ask for you to confirm.   Smiley

Does the ammo/bolt need to be locked also?
  
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Reply #5 - Mar 17th, 2014 at 7:09am
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I just chucked bolt and ammo in my luggage, as long as you let them know you will be fine,
Helpful hint; book an extra bag on the internet for $30 or it costs twice as much at the airport
  
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Reply #6 - Mar 18th, 2015 at 3:00am
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At time of booking make sure you advise them of your restricted item.
Rifle in locked box/rifle bag. Ammo and bolt in checked in baggage as well. The only other requirement is ammo must be 5kg or less per person, if there is more than one person travelling you cannot combine the ammo unless it's total weight is less than the 5kg allowed. They will/should put restricted item tape on the rifle case and baggage. When you arrive at your destination the handlers will hold onto it until a rep can get it then customer service should ask for your firearms licence and match your baggage ticket, so make sure it's in your wallet with you. Then you should be good to go.
Make sure your ammo is not in your carry on bag, cause if you get found out you will most likely miss the flight if check in has closed.

Too easy if you do this.

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Re: Rifle on air plane
Reply #7 - Mar 19th, 2015 at 1:00am
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Highland223 wrote on Mar 18th, 2015 at 3:00am:
At time of booking make sure you advise them of your restricted item.
Rifle in locked box/rifle bag. Ammo and bolt in checked in baggage as well. The only other requirement is ammo must be 5kg or less per person, if there is more than one person travelling you cannot combine the ammo unless it's total weight is less than the 5kg allowed. They will/should put restricted item tape on the rifle case and baggage. When you arrive at your destination the handlers will hold onto it until a rep can get it then customer service should ask for your firearms licence and match your baggage ticket, so make sure it's in your wallet with you. Then you should be good to go.
Make sure your ammo is not in your carry on bag, cause if you get found out you will most likely miss the flight if check in has closed.

Too easy if you do this.

Cheers


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Reply #8 - Feb 19th, 2018 at 7:59pm
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Highland223 wrote on Mar 18th, 2015 at 3:00am:
Make sure your ammo is not in your carry on bag, cause if you get found out you will most likely miss the flight if check in has closed.



Just done the round trips of a few nz domestic airports.   Only Auckland and wellington Xray carry on luggage. Hamilton, chch and invercargill dont.   Only Auckland checks the carry on weight, i got away with 19 kg carry on, from invers to chch to hamilton.
  

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Re: Rifle on air plane
Reply #9 - Feb 20th, 2018 at 5:46pm
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Wanda_Ra wrote on Feb 19th, 2018 at 7:59pm:
Just done the round trips of a few nz domestic airports.   Only Auckland and wellington Xray carry on luggage. Hamilton, chch and invercargill dont.   Only Auckland checks the carry on weight, i got away with 19 kg carry on, from invers to chch to hamilton.


Thats true in Chch if you're flying on an ATR72 or Q300 (propeller plane) If you're flying on a jet to say Wel or Akl then you go through security and they xray carry on.  Wink
  

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Re: Rifle on air plane
Reply #10 - Feb 20th, 2018 at 7:22pm
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Better to go a hard case as air nz reps had different interpretations of the rules in chch to akl.

If you have a hard case it takes away this issue.

(MAte couldn’t fly his rifle back to chch from akl in locked soft case, despite still havin the tags on it from the flight from chch a month earlier.)
  
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Re: Rifle on air plane
Reply #11 - Aug 7th, 2018 at 10:10pm
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Highland223 wrote on Mar 18th, 2015 at 3:00am:
At time of booking make sure you advise them of your restricted item.
Rifle in locked box/rifle bag. Ammo and bolt in checked in baggage as well. The only other requirement is ammo must be 5kg or less per person, if there is more than one person travelling you cannot combine the ammo unless it's total weight is less than the 5kg allowed. They will/should put restricted item tape on the rifle case and baggage. When you arrive at your destination the handlers will hold onto it until a rep can get it then customer service should ask for your firearms licence and match your baggage ticket, so make sure it's in your wallet with you. Then you should be good to go.
Make sure your ammo is not in your carry on bag, cause if you get found out you will most likely miss the flight if check in has closed.

Too easy if you do this.

Cheers

got hauled up, xray picked up loose rounds.
supposed to be in their packets.
  
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Re: Rifle on air plane
Reply #12 - Aug 8th, 2018 at 10:05am
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Tararua Hunter wrote on Aug 7th, 2018 at 10:10pm:
Highland223 wrote on Mar 18th, 2015 at 3:00am:
At time of booking make sure you advise them of your restricted item.
Rifle in locked box/rifle bag. Ammo and bolt in checked in baggage as well. The only other requirement is ammo must be 5kg or less per person, if there is more than one person travelling you cannot combine the ammo unless it's total weight is less than the 5kg allowed. They will/should put restricted item tape on the rifle case and baggage. When you arrive at your destination the handlers will hold onto it until a rep can get it then customer service should ask for your firearms licence and match your baggage ticket, so make sure it's in your wallet with you. Then you should be good to go.
Make sure your ammo is not in your carry on bag, cause if you get found out you will most likely miss the flight if check in has closed.

Too easy if you do this.

Cheers

got hauled up, xray picked up loose rounds.
supposed to be in their packets.


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