Heath and I had to fly from Ohio to Texas this past Thursday. We flew out of the Akron-Canton airport instead of Cleveland Hopkins and we will strongly prefer it in the future. Surprisingly, the whole experience was fast, smooth and (relatively) non-invasive. We arrived a scant hour before our flight and still managed to check our guns and get through security with time to spare. The guns were a non-issue, we didn't even need to reopen the case for TSA. All of the security personnel were polite and kept lines moving. No porno-scanners! Overall, there was an effort made by the employees to counter the TSA stereotype.
We snagged a decently priced, 1-stop flight through Delta; they were timely & uneventful flights with a short layover in Atlanta. In the world of fees and cost cutting, they still serve free drinks on all flights (no peanuts). I did have to claim the gun case from their baggage office once we arrived in Houston. I'm not sure if that's a Delta thing or a flying-in-general thing, but I am glad they make sure it's the owner walking off with a case full of guns. However, it still freaked me out a little when the carousel stopped & our case hadn't arrived.
As for why we flew one-way to Texas ..... momma's got a new set of wheels!