Super easy… follow the rules on tsa website… flew from ohare to anchorage…
When going from ohare to anchorage had to switch planes in Seattle… no problem at
On another trip (posted another earlier) I had to fly with the Mail again, this time from Salmon ID to Bosie to catch a commercial flight. Small 4 seat plane, waiting outside the gates. Pilot and I walked out on the tarmac and got into the plane. I was not carrying a gun, but soon as we got to the plane i watched him pull a LARGE revolver out from under his coat and put it in the door side pocket. I asked about the gun and he said, just in case we have to make an emergency landing, dont want to be some bears lunch. I knew right then I liked this pilot! Was a beautiful flight without incident.
It has absolutely changed. You now claim your bag with the firearm(s) in the special handling area and they will ask for ID.