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Old 11-30-2004, 03:09 PM #22
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I just recently took a flight from NY to Fl. It was really easy, I brought my phantom and tank, and on the way back my Nerve and phantom with 45 tank.

I just told the person I got the tickets from that I had a disassembled "Paintball Marker" in the bag, and a unaired tank (TANK MUST HAVE VALVE REMOVED BEFORE YOU BRING IT TO THE AIRPORT) and also told them I had a paintball mask as a carry on.

They just marked that there was a paintball marker in it, and it was all good.
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Old 02-04-2005, 03:05 PM #24
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hey man I would just ship it don't take the chance to many people's stuff was takin away or stolen. you can't even bring a tank. New rules. I'm shipping mine when I go to WV. Make sure you put some major ship insurance more what it worth.
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Old 02-04-2005, 03:08 PM #25
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with the tanks now you cann't get any one not even PMI to take the valve off to many people have been hurt or kill because of not installing it back right. With your gun you have to take it a part and even then they make take something.

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Old 02-22-2005, 09:04 PM #26
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to answer all the question yes you can bring a tank on board no need to fedex to the place
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Old 03-12-2005, 04:13 AM #27
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From the above website:

"Compressed gas cylinders are allowed in checked baggage or as a carry-on ONLY if the regulator valve is completely disconnected from the cylinder and the cylinder is no longer sealed"

So anyone with a screw-in tank is out of luck then? Has anyone flown with a screw-in tank recently? Whats the deal?
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Old 03-12-2005, 05:52 AM #28
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According to TSA regs, the regulator assembly must be COMPLETELY removed. Whether the tank is screw-in or not doesn't really matter, the connection in question is that between the tank and anything that is not the tank, which is a standardly-threaded screw-in connection.

Basicallly, the TSA wants to be able to look INSIDE the tank.

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Old 03-12-2005, 09:31 AM #29
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yep what he said
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Old 03-20-2005, 08:19 AM #30
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Old 03-20-2005, 09:40 PM #31
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How is taking your reg off impossible? As long as TSA knows what their doing, its quite easy and foolproof.
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Old 03-23-2005, 04:58 PM #32
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My team has flown a few times with our guns. Twice we have just stuffed the emptied tanks and guns into suitcases...
One time we were forced to fedex them all to our hotel when we flew to Arizona....that was a pain..
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Old 03-25-2005, 07:23 PM #33
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the gun is the only think you must check, the tank can be carry-on. call the airport of your departure and where you land to find out there policy on air tanks. i know my airport you just have to remove the burst disc(s) but at ohare, you need to remove the reg.
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Old 03-27-2005, 09:08 PM #34
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Old 03-28-2005, 02:38 AM #35
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so if u have a preset tank, can u just like put the reg in a vice and twist the tank off?
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Old 03-29-2005, 02:46 PM #36
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this has been discussed ad nauseaum in other forums.
basically you cannot bring your tank on board with the valve/'reg still attached, you'll need to have someone remove. it. Or better yet have it shipped to your destination. Federal TSA rules. I know of at least one local team thats had to leave their tanks at the airport when traveling to a tournament.

markers can be brought on as checked luggage if dissassembled.
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Old 06-19-2005, 08:11 PM #37
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Call the airline and ask, that way you don't get different stories.
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Old 06-20-2005, 02:47 AM #38
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Originally posted by PBOldTimer
I recently went to Ecuador to play to World Cup Semi Finals. Yes, you can take both your gun and your tank onto the plane but must first do the following:

First, inform the airline when you are making the reservations that you intend to bring a paintball marker - don't use the word "gun" they hate that - and an empty tank onto the aircraft.

Second, contact the FAA (Federal Air Authority) and inform them of your intentions. They will send you paperwork in the mail that you must fill out and return to them (information about the gun and the tank). They will then send you certifications which must be placed with the gun and tank.

Third, upon arriving at the airport, head directly to the Customs Office and inform them of what you have with you. Just don't whip out a gun in the middle of the airport however and say "lookie what i got here!" They will ask for the certifications you received from the FAA and will probably want to examine the gun and tank.

Fourth, make sure the tank is empty (100% empty) and the gun is disassembled. Both the gun and the tank may not be in any carry on luggage - only boarding luggage. And both the tank and the gun must be in separate pieces of luggage - they may not be together.

Fifth, sit back and enjoy your flight.

I know all this sounds like a paint in the butt, but it is what you have to do ever since the events of 9/11. I hope you find this post useful.
or you could take the one step process by mailing it
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Old 06-22-2005, 10:59 AM #39
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I'm going to Florida on Thursday. I just UPS'ed the stuff down there. A lot easier than taking it on a plane.

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Old 06-23-2005, 09:44 AM #40
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Originally posted by PBOldTimer

Just don't whip out a gun in the middle of the airport however and say "lookie what i got here!"
ahah funnny as hell
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Old 06-27-2005, 08:56 PM #41
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I travel from MA to Pittsburgh a lot and I mean a lot. Most of the time I do bring my stuff and not once was I aloud to bring my tank on empty or not. However as long as you check your gun you'll be fine.

You can send the tank via airmail but they always ask me if it has been filled. Say no and you'll be fine. But the worst that could happen is sending it 4 day ground. So if you'r going anywhere send it 5 days ahead of time of where you are going.
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Old 06-29-2005, 05:04 PM #42
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FAA= Federal Aviation Administration


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