Firearms

PenAir does not accept guns or firearms of any kind in carry-on baggage. PenAir accepts handguns/BB guns/rifle/shotgun type firearms as checked Baggage, with certain limitations and requirements.

Passengers must obtain and comply with regulations governing the transportation of firearms.

All firearms must be in a suitable rigid, crush-proof container manufactured specifically for firearms or in a hard sided suitcase. Case must be locked and only the passenger may retain the key or combination. Airline personnel will not unload or handle firearms. Firearms, ammunition, gunpowder, or items that contain gunpowder (Christmas crackers/party poppers), mace, tear-gas, or pepper spray cannot be packed in carry-on baggage, see below for more information on traveling with firearms.

Firearm Packaging

Handguns must be unloaded and packed in a hard sided locked case or in a hard sided container inside a soft sided case, one of which is locked with a key or lock combination only in the traveler's possession. Properly packaged handguns and small arms ammunition for personal use may be transported in checked baggage only.
Rifles, shotguns and other firearms must be unloaded and must be in a rigid container. No soft containers allowed. Rifles, shotguns and other firearms may not be carried by a passenger on an aircraft.

PenAir will not transport fully automatic weapons. Legally owned semi-automatic weapons may be transported when standard firearm guidelines are followed.

Ammunition

Gun and ammunition may be in the same piece of baggage. Ammunition must be within its own packaging.

PenAir does not allow customers under age 18 to carry on or check a firearm.

Firearm Declaration

Identify all bags containing firearms to the ticket agent when you check in. Passengers must verbally declare firearm is unloaded and sign notice verifying that firearm is unloaded. PenAir requires firearm unloaded tag be signed by passenger and placed inside of baggage containing firearm. No exterior tag or notice of firearm may appear on case.