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Jetblue screwed up

Postby olafpfj » Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:23 pm

Just finished talking to the Broward county sheriff. The ticket agent put the declaration in with the pistol. I was paged to the counter and met by 2 deputies. I knew it had to be related to my pistol but couldn't figure what I did wrong. They asked if I had declared it,which of course I had. They asked for the key but its a combo which I gave them. They said so so long as they find the declaration tag in there I'm GTG.

I'll let you all know when my heart stops racing!!!
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Re: Jetblue screwed up

Postby ELB » Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:11 pm

Interesting. First I have heard of that happening (being called to check declaration of gun in checked bag).

I have had ticket agents tell me to put the declaration form inside the pistol case, outside the pistol case but inside my suitcase, sometimes they have taped the decl form to the pistol case, sometimes just say "leave it on top"....
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Re: Jetblue screwed up

Postby The Annoyed Man » Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:39 pm

Isn't that the 'hanging chad' county?
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Re: Jetblue screwed up

Postby olafpfj » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:19 pm

The ticket agent also neglected to have TSA check my bag. I've been in such a daze all day due to my mother in law I didn't catch that. Basically what ended up happening is that they found a pistol in my luggage and had to straighten it out. Once they figured out the ticket agent totally blew it and checked the declaration in the pistol case it was all good. I was assured the agent will be getting a talking to.
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Re: Jetblue screwed up

Postby johnson0317 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:12 pm

olafpfj wrote: They asked for the key but its a combo which I gave them.

Glad it turned out well for you! I kept the above quote because I believe you should not have done that. The case should have been opened only by you. The TSA, nor law enforcement, have permission to have the keys or combo. They are not to open it in your absence, or in your presence...only you are to open it.

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Re: Jetblue screwed up

Postby MadMonkey » Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:53 am

Suuuure, I hear this the day after I book my first JetBlue flight... ;-)

Oh well, it's after a cruise and leaving from NYC so I doubt I'll be carrying a gun :biggrinjester:
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Re: Jetblue screwed up

Postby olafpfj » Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:27 pm

johnson0317 wrote:
olafpfj wrote: They asked for the key but its a combo which I gave them.

Glad it turned out well for you! I kept the above quote because I believe you should not have done that. The case should have been opened only by you. The TSA, nor law enforcement, have permission to have the keys or combo. They are not to open it in your absence, or in your presence...only you are to open it.

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I thought about that at the time but I was making an emergency flight to California to see my mother in law before she passed away. I was in an extremely emotional state and could scarcely think straight. Butting heads with the Broward County Sheriff was not on my list of things I could handle at that point so I just rolled the dice and hoped fir the best. Everything arrived safe and sound in LA. I noticed that the striker was still decocked so they never checked the chamber or handled the pistol it seems.
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Re: Jetblue screwed up

Postby jmorris » Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:08 pm

johnson0317 wrote:
olafpfj wrote: They asked for the key but its a combo which I gave them.

Glad it turned out well for you! I kept the above quote because I believe you should not have done that. The case should have been opened only by you. The TSA, nor law enforcement, have permission to have the keys or combo. They are not to open it in your absence, or in your presence...only you are to open it.

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In my post about flying out of Indy I told that there the bag is sent down with all the other bags but at some point is diverted for a TSA check. When they swabbed my gun case it alerted. The called me to the supervisor booth and asked for my keys. I said that I thought I was supposed to open it and they replied that I wasn't allowed back there. Now, I figured I had two choices: give them the keys or stand there and argue for four hours until my flight left.

I guess there was a third. Leave without my luggage and three guns.
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Re: Jetblue screwed up

Postby puma guy » Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:33 pm

olafpfj wrote:
johnson0317 wrote:
olafpfj wrote: They asked for the key but its a combo which I gave them.

Glad it turned out well for you! I kept the above quote because I believe you should not have done that. The case should have been opened only by you. The TSA, nor law enforcement, have permission to have the keys or combo. They are not to open it in your absence, or in your presence...only you are to open it.

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I thought about that at the time but I was making an emergency flight to California to see my mother in law before she passed away. I was in an extremely emotional state and could scarcely think straight. Butting heads with the Broward County Sheriff was not on my list of things I could handle at that point so I just rolled the dice and hoped fir the best. Everything arrived safe and sound in LA. I noticed that the striker was still decocked so they never checked the chamber or handled the pistol it seems.

It's a good thing you didn't tell them it was an emergency. You'd probably have been delayed indefinitely.
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Re: Jetblue screwed up

Postby johnson0317 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:07 pm

Not saying I would not have done the same thing in that situation. Things rarely go down the way you think they should in your mind, and your mind was at loose ends. Like the saying goes...all's well that ends well.

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