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UNITED - NO ANTLERS/HORNS
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:33 am    Post subject: UNITED - NO ANTLERS/HORNS Reply with quote

A newsletter from USSA states that United has established a policy to no longer allow the transport of horns or antlers. A group of hunters apparently found out the hard way when they got to the ticket counter following their hunt in Canada. Below is a quote I got from their website. I also called them and confirmed that this is their policy. The women I spoke with wasn't at all friendly and seemed put out by the question. I'll be posting this on some web sites.

Antlers & animal horns
United Airlines does not accept antlers or animal horns as checked or carry-on baggage on any flights.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:40 am    Post subject: Re: UNITED - NO ANTLERS/HORNS Reply with quote

You would think checked baggage would be ok but I guess they don't want them on the carry-on because you could use them to stab with? Wonder why not on the checked baggage, flight crew not trusty?



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:12 am    Post subject: Re: UNITED - NO ANTLERS/HORNS Reply with quote

Guess I won't be flying United anymore. Flying united has always bothered me anyway... Razz

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:46 am    Post subject: Re: UNITED - NO ANTLERS/HORNS Reply with quote

Just a silly question: what if the animal is still alive? Am I alowed to take a horned cheep? Or what about Santa's Rudolf?
I once have been told the story of somebody transporting pigs to the Filipines. He hired a complete airplane, removed the seats and filled it with pigs and they traveled as V.I.P., Very Important Pigs Smile

I think the time has come that governments should take as much taxes on airplanefuel as on carfuel. The surviving companies maybe might understand again the meaning of the word "service"
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:18 pm    Post subject: Re: UNITED - NO ANTLERS/HORNS Reply with quote

wtf They should have the same rules for alcohol and pilots !!! Shocked

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 3:10 pm    Post subject: Re: UNITED - NO ANTLERS/HORNS Reply with quote

I got it Bushy.... Laughing


Prolly don't want any buck's rattled in on the plane while the baggage is being handled. Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:03 pm    Post subject: Re: UNITED - NO ANTLERS/HORNS Reply with quote

American Airlines are on my "no fly" list due to their refusal to allow firearms as checked luggage on flights to & from the UK:

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"Effective with tickets purchased on/after September 24, 2007, American Airlines will no longer accept firearms in checked baggage to/from the United Kingdom"

That dumb policy has cost them four round trip tickets from me so far & I'm more than happy flying Delta.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:09 pm    Post subject: Re: UNITED - NO ANTLERS/HORNS Reply with quote

You should call their customer service department every time just to remind them of the lost revenue !!!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:29 pm    Post subject: Re: UNITED - NO ANTLERS/HORNS Reply with quote

chambered221 wrote:
You should call their customer service department every time just to remind them of the lost revenue !!!

I emailed them copies of my online tickets from Delta the first time & included an explanation why. No reply.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:19 pm    Post subject: Re: UNITED - NO ANTLERS/HORNS Reply with quote

English Mike wrote:
chambered221 wrote:
You should call their customer service department every time just to remind them of the lost revenue !!!

I emailed them copies of my online tickets from Delta the first time & included an explanation why. No reply.
Razz I like the idea of rubbing their noses in it-if more people did that the big corps might get the idea that they are not the only game in town!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:40 pm    Post subject: Re: UNITED - NO ANTLERS/HORNS Reply with quote

It has gotten to the point that if I can not drive there; I don't go there. The Airlines and the Department of Homies and Studs have become so much trouble it is just not worth it.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:47 am    Post subject: Re: UNITED - NO ANTLERS/HORNS Reply with quote

That just about sums it up with me too, tcknight.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:10 am    Post subject: Re: UNITED - NO ANTLERS/HORNS Reply with quote

tcknight wrote:
The Department of Homies and Studs have become so much trouble it is just not worth it.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:35 pm    Post subject: Re: UNITED - NO ANTLERS/HORNS Reply with quote

I haven't worked out an overland route to the US yet - though I reckon I could do it in less than 20,000 miles with a couple of short sea crossings..... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:45 am    Post subject: Re: UNITED - NO ANTLERS/HORNS Reply with quote

Hows yer backstroke, Mike?

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