I bought a toy metal gun from Romania. This product made by Spain. It look like a real gun. Are toy metal guns allowed on Turkish Airways?

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    Please don't do this. Seriously, you need to ask this? Put in your checked luggage. Jul 17, 2018 at 18:03
  • @MikeHarris It's more complicated than that. There may be special declarations needed to prevent security or customs from getting upset when they x-ray your bag. In the US when you transport real firearms, you have to sign a form, and TSA comes and does a special inspection.
    – user71659
    Jul 17, 2018 at 21:43
  • Note: in many countries is prohibited to carry toy metal gun (or any thing that seems a toy). Consider also your safety: carry it anywhere increases sensibly the risk of being shot down by police and by criminals. Jul 18, 2018 at 7:54

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Among Turkish Airlines restrictions, it notes that toy guns cannot be carried on you, or in cabin baggage, but may be carried in checked baggage.


A toy metal gun will not be allowed in the cabin on any airline.

  • Many countries do not even allow them in when transported in hold luggage.
    – Willeke
    Jul 17, 2018 at 20:40
  • Funny, since you can check-in real metal guns on many airlines.
    – user71659
    Jul 17, 2018 at 21:33
  • @user71659 because there are a procedure for that, which involves removing the amo and crew will be informed. but for toy guns, they are just "toys" and implementing a specific policy for that is not practical, and crew will not be notified and it they will think it's real gun.. Jul 17, 2018 at 23:14
  • @NeanDerThal Please explain why it's "not practical" to implement a policy for toy guns. You tell the security agent that it's a toy gun, they inspect it, and they tell the X-ray operator to ignore it. Would work on other apparently prohibited items, e.g. empty camping gas cylinders. What's not practical about it? Saves everybody time and effort.
    – user71659
    Jul 17, 2018 at 23:17
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    @user71659, it's not practical because the security authorities cannot warn and advise everyone out in the world (including airline crew and law enforcement in other jurisdictions and every passenger on the flight) who might see the toy and assume it's real. Jul 17, 2018 at 23:21

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