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This is important info. for anyone flying CanJet. Two of my friends and I booked tickets from Montreal to Deer Lake Newfoundland for a Moose/Caribou hunt this October. Before booking we checked on firearms transportation, and it was the same as other airlines, no problem. Today, I called the airline to check the legality if a particular gun case. It turns out the case is OK, but, during the conversation ammunition was mentioned, and I discovered they DO NOT allow amo. on any of their planes. I spoke to a supervisor, who was very nice, but stated that is their policy. Her solution was for us to buy amo. in Deer Lake when we arrived. I explained that I custom load my own, but it didn't make any difference. Since our tickets are not refundable, we are trying to find a way to deal with the situation. I'm sure we'll figure something out, but it sure puts a bit of a damper on what is a trip of a lifetime.
Shame on me for not asking in advance, but, I've flown several other Airlines, including Air Canada, and ammunition is permitted. I hope this prevents some others from having the same problem.

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Even though ammo is not allowed find out if the ammo components are banned as well. You could take your components seperate and make your ammo at the lodge or ship your ammo in advance by courier to the lodge owner to keep for you until you arrive. Good luck.

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Thats a good idea, but they don't allow any powder or primers on board either. I just found out that Russel Sports in Canada will ship amo. to our outfitter, but I never thought to see if they carry and can ship powder/primers. Thanks for the suggestion. That could solve the problem. Lee

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Hmmm?
I know a LeeF from the dacks in NY.
You been to Pine Pond Lately?

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ADKBEAR,
I don't think it's me. I'm not familiar with Pine Pond, and I don't think I know anyone from Skaneateles. I could,however, be mistaken since my wifes from the Seneca Falls/Waterloo area.
Lee

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How's it going.

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Our tickets have been cancelled and refunded. We are now flying on Air Canada. It's costing more, but it's worth it. This airline caters to hunters, and ammunition is not a problem.

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Good to know you have it worked out and good to know about Air Canada.

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air canada kicks ass

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