During the spring of 2012, Safari Club International members alerted SCI that U.S. Airways had changed its baggage handling regulations regarding firearm transport to and from Spain.
Then SCI met with Airlines 4 America, the airline industry trade association, and sent a letter to U.S. Airways requesting an immediate reversal of their position to refuse firearm transport to Spain.
U.S. Airways’ Managing Director for Security described the new customs procedures being required by Spain to import firearms as checked baggage. U.S. Airways developed a new baggage tagging system that satisfies both private citizens’ luggage security and customs requirements of Spain.
In the past 5 years, SCI has worked with United Airlines to allow antlers in checked baggage after their attempt to disallow it and also worked with the NRA to reverse an American Airlines policy prohibiting flying internationally with firearms.