Ive already posted this in the "Traveling with a bangstick post " but feel its worth discussing on its own , For those who are not aware , most airlines have "Anti`s" who work for them , they will go out of their way to screw up your trip , not letting firearms onto planes on time is one of the many dirty tricks ,also deliberately delaying your luggage at your destination , even interfering with in flight meals , no doubt to cause food poisoning !! ,
Ive had first hand experience of all of these problems when travelling to African destinations , on my last trip to S.A being a bit wiser I was suspicious when a British Airways stewardess asked on the PA system "will the passenger who is travelling with a firearm (in the hold of course) please make themselves known" she then quizzed me in a friendly way as to why I had a firearm and I said for a hunting trip , I later was very surprised when I received my food , the sealed main course had been opened and there was a nasty looking gunge in with the food , fellow passengers food trays were all sealed ,having been poisoned via food by cabin crew previously I did not eat it of course .
When I mentioned this to my friend who is a PH in SA he said he also had his suspicions as many of his hunting clients often became ill on arrival where as the photographer clients rarely were ill , the same with lost or delayed luggage , a regular problem for hunters but not photographers .
My advice is make sure your insurance covers these possibilities and dont eat the in flight food , take your own or buy it in the departure lounge !
Anyone else experienced this?