They will always go in the hold as they are dangerous goods, regardless of whether they are for hunting or sport.
Hunting and sport shooting equipment is considered to cover the group of items comprising only:
Rifles and shotguns (long-arm weapons):
Two rifle or shotgun cases containing no more than two rifles or shotguns in total. No more than five kilograms of ammunition per passenger in one or various boxes. A suitcase or an additional suitcase for the sport shooting material (suit, gloves, footwear, mat, tripods, scopes, wheels, etc., and small tools or spare parts).
Two suitcases for pistols, containing no more than five pistols. No more than five kilograms of ammunition per passenger in one or various boxes. A suitcase or an additional suitcase for the sport shooting material (suit, gloves, footwear, mat, tripods, scopes, wheels, etc., and small tools or spare parts).
Conditions of acceptance on the flight
Firearms should be unloaded, disassembled (except rifles and shotguns that cannot be disassembled) and packed in suitable packaging. Ammunition shall be carried on the aircraft solely as checked baggage and should be duly labelled and identified with the carrier’s knowledge, packed in boxes of wood, metal or pressboard to protect it against shock and secure it against movement. Weapons and ammunition may not be placed in the same package. Cold steel weapons and sharp objects should be suitably packed.
To be able to check in, the passenger should present authorisation for that purpose issued by the “Airport Weapons Intervention Department” which has the appropriate forms. The original document should remain in the passenger’s possession and a copy included in the baggage or container that contains the firearms. The piece of baggage that contains the weapon shall be removed by the passenger, at a Spanish destination, from the destination airport’s Weapons Intervention Department and, for destinations abroad, as regulated by that country’s authorities. Don’t forget to check the location of these offices at each airport.
It will always be treated as special baggage, outside of the permitted allowance, with a fixed charge of €75 per leg, payable exclusively at the airport, regardless of destination.
Different charges, fees or taxes may apply in accordance with the law in each country.
* For flights operated by Iberia Regional Air Nostrum or Vueling (IB8XXX and IB5XXX), these companies’ specific regulations will apply.