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Old 07-03-2013, 07:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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FYI Canadian Mcarterbrown Travelers

* This should be in Dead zone but I figured it would be more useful here

While traveling down to D-day I had the pleasure of having to deal with Air-Canada's traveling with "Firearms" policy.
When asked what my baggage contained I answered Paintball Markers.
When asked what they were I answered The things that propel the balls
(Knowing better than to say GUN in an airport)
When told it was a "GUN" I Educated her in what a firearm Is and Isn't, also What TSA describes it as.
When told : in Air Canada's world its a gun, I Shut my mouth and paid a 50$ Charge.

Now on the way back from the Gun loving United States of America,
0 Questions asked and 0 F***s given, Until.......
I had connecting flight with Air Canada.
Go through Check in once more with more markers than I came with (naturally) and was asked what the Paperwork box contained.
I answered paintball marker, so naturally she heard paperwork.
Funniest reaction I've ever seen when the box went through the X-ray.
Had a short argument as to what I had Answered when prompted whats in the box.

I won, Thankfully. then had to wait around for an hour for them to ignore me and figure out what their regulations were. No extra charges this time..

So Moral of the story is:
Air Canada + Mcarterbrowners = -50$ In your Unicorn Fund And Something to rant about
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What marker was it?
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That is random.

I have not been charged before on either air Canada or west jet... Neither of who know what a marker is. ( had to spell paintball for them. )

Did you argue it as an air gun?
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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When checking in they are never the ones who scan your bags so unless it is an actual firearm you don't have to tell them about it. The compressed air tanks sometimes but you can always say they are for scuba diving.

I have flown over 20 times for paintball most of the time with Air Canada and have never had to pay a fee. Many a time Air Canada had misplaced my gear bag though lucky it was on the flight back home though.
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:18 AM   #5 (permalink)
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What marker was it?
On the way to: She didn't even see what they were
On the way from: X7 phenom w/ Etrigger I won with the Tippmann 3 gun Challenge

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Did you argue it as an air gun?
I tried for a bit, but I have a bad tendency to back down from pretty girls behind counters that decide whether or not I get to go to D-day

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When checking in they are never the ones who scan your bags so unless it is an actual firearm you don't have to tell them about it. The compressed air tanks sometimes but you can always say they are for scuba diving.

I have flown over 20 times for paintball most of the time with Air Canada and have never had to pay a fee. Many a time Air Canada had misplaced my gear bag though lucky it was on the flight back home though.
I unscrewed my regulator from my tank.. but on the way back I left a 12gram loaded in my sydarm... nothing happened

I think ill stay quiet next time

Thanks for the info guys
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I'm willing to bet if it was a "space dildo" with the barrel off it wouldn't have happened.
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I had to fill out paper work for a lever. I had to state the model, year produced,
Calibre, etc...I wrote all over the firearms declaration that it was a PAINTBALL MARKER lol.
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The guy at the ontario border liked my dsp :P even asked me how much the setup was worth XD

Have yet to deal with planes hehe
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big reason why when going south of the border for pb I try to drive as much as possible. With that said going down to EMR years ago I was asked what was in my gear bag (large duffle at that time) I answered paintball gear and where I was headed. Turned out the border guard had not only heard of EMR but had been there. Asked to take a look at my markers and since he seemed to know what he was talking about I said yea ok no problem. He practically drooled over my Apollo LCD and my shined up PGP lol.
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It goes both ways.

We once had the official document printed from an airlines website (copies for each player travelling too). It was recommended by the airlines own customer service who was contacted well in advance of the flight. The counter rep balked as well as the next rep she called, and the supervisor on site. Finally a 4th person was contacted on the phone call allowed us past this checkpoint of fools.

Most counter staff won't even ask. They see large hockey style bags and a group of men and don't care.
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