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 only:
Rifles and shotguns (long-arm weapons):
Two rifle or shotgun cases containing no more than two rifles or shotguns. No more than five kilogrammes of ammunition per passenger in one or more boxes. A suitcase or an additional suitcase for sport shooting materials (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 kilogrammes of ammunition per passenger in one or more boxes. A suitcase or an additional suitcase for sport shooting materials (suit, gloves, footwear, mat, tripods, scopes, wheels, etc., and small tools or spare parts).
Conditions to be accepted on the flight
Firearms must be unloaded, disassembled (except rifles and shotguns that cannot be disassembled) and packed in suitable packaging. Ammunition can only be carried on the aircraft 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 from excessive movement. Weapons and ammunition may not be placed in the same package. Cold steel weapons and sharp objects should be suitably packed.
To be allowed to check in, the passenger must present authorisation issued by the “Airport Weapons Intervention Department” which has the appropriate forms. The passenger must hold the original and a copy must be included in his or her baggage or container with the firearms. The piece of baggage that contains the weapon shall be picked up 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. Check where these offices are located 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. When the trip originates in America, Nigeria or Israel, the charge will be USD 75.
Other charges, fees or taxes may apply in accordance with the laws in each country.
* Specific Iberia Regional Air Nostrum or Vueling (IB8XXX and IB5XXX) regulations will apply to these companies' flights.