BA Checked baggage Toy Guns OK?
Apologies for the inane question but I've searched and couldn't find an answer.
Am currently sunning in Florida and am due to fly home to London from Miami next Sunday with BA. Have bought young lad two rather nice toy guns (they are quite obviously toys and NOT replicas) a revolver and a bolt action style rifle for any possible future cowboy style shoot out. The guns came handily labeled 'if travelling by air check in with luggage' so I assumed they were OK.
Mrs Biz said, silly t@ss%r, of course you can't take them home, so I called local BA office in Orlando and after checking they said, throw them away!! As will cause hoo hah at Miami.
Is this correct? I checked the BA web-site and no mention of toy guns as being banned from checked luggage.
Can anyone advise, I had intended to mention at check-in that they were in the bags and it seems a shame to bin them.
Otherwise how about if I send them home via UPS or similar, is that allowed?