Traveling to Virginia

Hello, forgive me if this has been asked before. I am flying to Virginia on business in early January and I’ve never flown with a firearm. The TSA guidelines are pretty self-explanatory; however, I was hoping to get some tips from others that have done this before. I have a TSA-certified handgun case, so just looking for any advice.

As far as Virginia is concerned, I know they allow open carry without a license or concealed carry with a permit. They do have reciprocity with Texas where I have my CCW. Any advice or recommendations from anyone that lives in that state?

Thank you in advance!

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@VirtualGuitars, yes VA does honor TX CCW. I’ve flown with firearms twice. And I did not only look at TSA’s Reg’s but also the reg’s from the airline I was going on. I also printed out the airline reg’s as well. And it was a good thing that I did. Because you will have to go to the ticket counter to the ticket counter to check in. You cannot do curb side check in. Because you will have to declare that you have a firearm and fill out a paper that will go into you check in baggage. when I went the first time the person at the ticket counter I told them that I had firearms they didn’t know what they needed to do. I showed them the reg’s and everything went fine. And they had someone take me to TSA to check everything out. and they asked a few questions and I was on my way.

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January is when they are planning to pass the Pandoras Box gun laws so are you going there to join or start the revolution :thinking:

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@Reloader54, thank you for the info. This is exactly what I needed to see.
@Henry4, now you’ve got me thinking twice on whether it’s really worth it!

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VIVA la REVOLUTION!!!

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You will be fine. Heck you might even make the history books that children will be learning a thousand years from now.

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Make sure you add some time for check-in. Any tinkering with our laws will not take effect until July. If you need any help while here, drop me an email. Be prepared to deal with some rabid traffic if you stay in Northern Virginia (NOVA). Our AG is too busy grooming his feathers to pay you much mind.

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Very kind of you. Luckily the AIG office is only about 15 miles from the airport, so I hope traffic isn’t too bad like it is here in Houston. Thanks, @Jeff-A1.

So many acronyms not enough time :slight_smile: AIG = American International Group? Hope Mark Herring (AG) isn’t anyone’s cousin here.

Have you been to Udvar-Hazy? One of the best Aerospace Museums in the world. I got to support a few of the aircraft programs on display. It is about 6 miles South of Dulles.

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@Jeff-A1, you got it right! I haven’t been to this office yet. I’m flying up to meet my new team who are all in Reston. We have a big cyber command center there. I’m moving over from network engineering to information security architecture. Thanks for sharing about the museums. I haven’t been near D.C. is many years, so that sounds like something I would like to see. Thanks again.

Are you pulling my leg? I work Cyber just down the road.

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