Does anyone have any recent experiences with checking a handgun in checked luggage on a Delta Airlines flight? I travel frequently via airlines other than Delta but this trip (Atlanta-LAX-Atlanta) will be my first time on Delta in 30 years. With all my previous air travel, I'm very familiar with the TSA and general airline requirements for securing, declaring and checking (in checked luggage) a handgun. My main concern, and the reason for this post/query, stems from rumors I've heard that Delta Airlines somehow marks or codes bags containing a declared firearm in checked luggage, and has them re-routed to their baggage claim office, rather than having them go down the chute and show up on the baggage carousel. It’s my understanding that an airline marking a bag with a gun inside it violates a Fed regulation - or maybe it's just a TSA rule - that checked bags containing firearms NOT be so marked on the outside. Delta is the only airline I've "heard" that (maybe) does this, but don't know if it is even true. (No, calling Delta and asking them is not going to be any help; the typical Customer Service Agents who answer calls are not very knowledgeable about this topic.) I may try to find and call a Delta "Ground Security Coordinator" - they are the ones who'd have reliable info on this subject - but trying to find the right phone number for that person is likely going to be difficult. Anyway, in the meantime, if anyone has any recent experience with declaring a handgun in checked luggage on a Delta Airlines flight - and what transpired when you retrieved your luggage at the destination - please feel free to share it! Thanks.