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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    No but I will have printed out all the email correspondence which will have the head dude pointing out there regulations.
    Now if at check in stage they want to get funny I'll hand that lot over with his number and say "So good sir! Your not going with what the boss say's hmmm let me get him on the line....."
    It's been listed here you need to do your home work and be prepared. Then if a shit fight dose start you have at lest start with the upper hand.
    Most a check in don't give a monkeys but you do get the one who is a vegan our safe member now and again.
    Last time I came into nz all the cop wanted to know was my X spot funny bugger
    Most of my flying issues have been entering of leaving NZ. Mostly no probs elsewhere although I did have the Oz Federal Police temporarily confiscate my guns once on arrival there. But that’s another story.

    The average cop here unfortunately knows nothing about FAs. That was proven on one of my flights out from Auckland where I contacted the cops to advise of my departure with a FA. The young guy came to me in departures area, read heaps of people, to do his thing. Unbelievable. On getting the rifle out of the case a clear zone of 15 meters around me immediately occurred. The rifle in question was a muzzle loader. He instructed that I “break open the action” (shotgun speak maybe) so that he could determine the rifle was not loaded. I said it was a muzzle loader and it didn’t open up like a bolt gun. All that did was cause him to instruct again in a louder voice and the people free area around me expanded. Eventually I was able to convince him by using the ram rod down the barrel that the rifle was charge free.

    When we eventually returned to NZ to live I had 5 FAs with me. They took me off to one side and thru a separate lane, showed no interest in the rest of our goods, and sent us on our way miles ahead of all the other poor passengers.

    Sorry, bit off topic.
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    Thanks Rushy I look forward to my speedy boarding

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    Right just got my confirmation that I can take my firearms on the Flight.
    Emirates have been most helpful. Even emailed me when they could not open my jpegs of licenses etc. Looks like a good service so far
    Emailed the head Dude about the ammunition.
    His reply was fairly bog standard so I've gone out and brought a small lock box which I can fit the packets of ammo in and lock.
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    Weight is bugger all. This will then go in my suitcase, which is what they want anyway.
    Can't do much more than that. I'll let you know how I get on
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    Can't open a JPEG file? Cripes what computer are they using, an abacus?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    Can't open a JPEG file? Cripes what computer are they using, an abacus?
    Ryan you are normally quite particular about accuracy of statement but I see a flaw in your post. An Abacus is not a computer coz it doesn't have a USB port.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Ryan you are normally quite particular about accuracy of statement but I see a flaw in your post. An Abacus is not a computer coz it doesn't have a USB port.
    Rushy, given that you're a dad and a granddad, you are legally entitled to make such jokes.
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    I think it was how I scanned them? Still not sure but once I put it up as PDF it went through fine.
    What I liked is that they got in contact saying that they could not open them.
    Don't know of another airline that would bother especially coming from there head office!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    I think it was how I scanned them? Still not sure but once I put it up as PDF it went through fine.
    What I liked is that they got in contact saying that they could not open them.
    Don't know of another airline that would bother especially coming from there head office!
    Quite often the email system is set up so the staff cannot open the attachments even though the software is loaded to view it. This is to avoid accidentally opening something dodgy that can bring the whole system to a halt. They can view the type of file, just not from an email.
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    Well sitting in the departure lounge at Heathrow T3.
    Now what I went through for the last hour was......interesting
    Airline was fine yes sir all present and correct packed ammo correct guns correct
    Wicked me thinks
    Now comes the terminal staff really what a bunch of fucken morons!!!!!
    Luckily I had one guy that saw the light when I produced all the paper work.
    One look and he says cool you done ya home work I'll sort it for you.
    Tells dip shit on the exray machine....."listen love it's not loaded even I can see that"!
    Then I hear you can't take ammo on the plane!
    He says again no it's going in the hole! Hear again look he can't take it on the plane! He says look there is no way that that 28kg back is going in the over head locker! It's going in the hold! Oh ok then
    God it's like the blind leading the blind
    Anyway my flights been called see you all in a days time
    Tell someone up there to turn the heat up as it's 28 here today
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