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Turkish Air- flying with firearms

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17 November 2020, 08:51
StormsGSP
Turkish Air- flying with firearms
I am booked to fly on Turkish in December, my first time flying with them with a firearm. I called and they say said they have made a note in their system that I am flying with a firearm, and that nothing else is required from me. From experience on other airlines, this seems too easy to be true.

Any experience?


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"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. -Henry David Thoreau, Walden
17 November 2020, 20:39
dwarf416
Turkish rocks! Favorite airline to fly with firearms!
Used them for Tz 2 times Sa 1 kirguicia 1. Not a single problem


diego
17 November 2020, 23:57
larryshores
I flew them to and from Tajikistan in 2019. No problems at all.

I do not remember doing anything special.
18 November 2020, 01:58
30.06king
I have only flown Turkish with a firearm domestically within Turkey. Absolutely no problem except for a small issue in Antalya where I was asked to take my bolt from a separate bag and put it into my rifle case...!! The reason I separated them was I was connecting to an Emirates flight in Istanbul and was following their guideline. Luckily at Emirates check in I was not asked to separate the bolt again.
If you are flying Turkish and your destination is Turkey I recommend you ask and allow your outfitter to escort you through firearms clearance on arrival. I've taken a rifle to Turkey only once and the permitting / clearance procedure is convoluted and time consuming. It all worked out but without local assistance would have been a nightmare.


Hunting.... it's not everything, it's the only thing.
18 November 2020, 04:35
Charlie64
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September 2019 Dusseldorf / Istanbul / Bishkek and return. Easiest and no charge firearm handling ever! Bishkek we got charged but that was an airport rip off and not Turkish. Great airline and firearm easy!

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"Up the ladders and down the snakes!"
18 November 2020, 07:06
dogcat
That was my experience as well. You will get checked a couple of times at the airport but it is all very routine. Very good airlines!!


Tajikistan - 2020 - Marco Polo Sheep and Mid-Asian Ibex
Masai Land -2019- Lesser Kudu and Masai Bushbuck
Ethiopia - 2017 -Mountain Nyala
Botswana - 2016 - Tholo Safaris and the Okavango Delta
Cameroon - 2016 – Lord Derby’s Eland and Buffalo
Turkey - 2015 - Bezoar Ibex and Tour
Nambia - 2015 - Father-Son - Eland
Sonora Mexico - 2015 - Desert Bighorn Sheep and Sonoran Mule Deer
British Columbia - 2014- Stone Sheep, Goat and Moose
New Zealand 2014 - Rusa Deer
British Columbia - 2013 - Bighorn Sheep
Zimbabwe 2013- Leopard with Hounds
Namibia 2012 - Lion
CAR 2012 - Lord Derby Eland
Cameroon Rainforest - 2011 - Bongo
Zambia - Nchila Reserve - 2010 - Forest Sitatunga
18 November 2020, 12:23
StormsGSP
Excellent, thanks Gents.


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"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. -Henry David Thoreau, Walden
19 November 2020, 11:44
The Norwegian
That's Turkish tu2

And have been that way for many years ..


Morten


The more I know, the less I wonder !
06 December 2020, 12:35
fulvio
Turkey is "gun-ho" when it comes to firearms. Big Grin