I don’t mean in terms of keeping me safe, but I called them and they give me quick precise answers to my questions.
What wasn’t clear to me was if it had to be a TSA Lock.
I called Continental and asked them my questions and the lady actually asked “Are you carrying that on?” I laugh at her and said “You can’t carry a gun on the plane.” She gave me the same information that is on the website and she gave me the TSA 1800 number.
I was a little worried when the TSA’s first question was “Have you called before? What is your name? What is a number I can call you at if we get disconnected?” Little big brother there, but the guy answered my questions quickly.
For the record, you can use a regular lock to lock your firearms in a hard case. You don’t have to wait for them to be screened, just lock it at the check in counter and that’s it.