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  • Transfer Bags Between Airlines
    Aug 1, 2015
    We are flying JetBlue from Anchorage to Seattle Mon 8/11; we fly Southwest from Seattle to Chicago then STL; can I arrange for the two airlines to transfer the checked bags or do we need to exit the terminal claim the bags from JetBlue and then re-check with Southwest? Info/suggestions appreciated. Thankd


  • MSP to DFW-Beijing
    Jul 31, 2015
    Hi, I'm flying with AA from Minneapolis to Beijing, China via Dallas. Will I have to claim my baggage and re-check it in Dallas? Thank you!


    No, you do not have to do anything with your baggage in Dallas. There is no US Customs when leaving the US.


    Jul 31, 2015
    I will take a flight from Guadalajara Mexico to Buenos aires Argentina. Do i have to re check-in my luggage in DFW ? or it will be redirected to Argentina. Another question is, do I have to pass inmigration and customs? I only will stay at the airport for 4 hours, Or is there a " Transit Area" ?? Thanks


    There are no "transit areas" at US Airports. You will need to pass through US Immigration and Customs and need a transit visa to do so. However, you should not have to claim your bags since you are on an international to international connection. However, confirm that with AA agents in GDL and DFW.


  • baggage claim
    Jul 27, 2015
    flying to Houston from Grand Cayman with a 12 hour layover to San Jose CA, will we need to pick up luggage after customs and re check our bags the following day, we are traveling united on all flights and booked them together?


    Yes, you will have to pick up your luggage to go through US Customs in Houston anyway. Since it is an overnight layover you will probably have to come back and re-check it the next day.


  • Need help with my luggage at a layover
    Jul 25, 2015
    Im traveling from msn to Lga with a layover at ord, do i have to claim my luggage at ord ar does my luggage go to my final destination? ?


    Assuming both tickets were purchased together on the same reservation you don't have to do anything with your bags in Chicago, just walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Connection and luggage
    Jul 25, 2015
    I am flying from Edmonton-yeg(Air Canada) to Heathrow connect to Frankfurt(Lufthansa) and then onto Barcelona. Do I need to pick up my luggage again at Heathrow or Frankfurt when connecting. THX


    You should not have to pick up your luggage in Heathrow or Frankfurt if all tickets are on the same reservation.


  • Missed Connecting Flights - Houston
    Jul 24, 2015
    Hi, my wife is coming to the United States from Guatemala with an immigrant visa for the first time (on the way to San Antonio, TX), so she is going to have to go into a separate immigration office which I was told takes several hours. Therefore, it's likely she will miss her luggage as it goes around to be picked before customs. What happens to her luggage while she is in immigration? Does she have to look for them when she gets out of immigration, and if so, where? or do they automatically get rerouted to her final destination? Her connection time between flights is 3 hours.


    They will take the luggage off the belt and either put it in the United Airlines baggage office or set it in an area with other luggage which will be roped off.


  • do i have to claim my luggages?
    Jul 24, 2015
    arriving at LAX terminal 2 from Canada (air canada) and then switching to terminal B (Asiana airline- to S.Korea). do i have to find my luggages at terminal 2 and then take them to the terminal b and re-checkin? i mean.. i have to take all luggages to the shuttle bus.. ?


    If both tickets were purchased on the same reservation you will not have to do anything with your bags in LAX. You will pre-clear US Immigration and Customs in Canada. It is usually faster to walk from T2 to the International Terminal than take the shuttle bus.


  • JFK Layover
    Jul 16, 2015
    Hello we are traveling from Prague to Rome and then to JFK where we have 18 hrs layover (arriving at 14:25 and departing at 8:55 next day) We are not sure if we need to re-check our baggage in JFK or not. We are thinking about spending a day and night in the city center, so baggage would be a little trouble for us. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks


    With an 18 hour layover you will have to claim your bags and check them the next day.


  • Lost iPad on PF582 the 14 of july
    Jul 15, 2015
    I lost my iPad on flight PF582 from Hurghada - my sit was 15 A B C. I think it was forgotten in sit 15 A. Hope you have it


  • Must retrive baggage?
    Jul 13, 2015
    I'm flying from Mexico City to Sydney, Australia via Dallas. Will I have to retrive my baggage and re-check it in Dallas? I am flying with AA from MEX to DFW and Qantas from DFW to SYD, arrival and departure are in terminal D and i have 4 hrs and a half between flights. Thank you for your comments! Tania


    You should not have to claim and re-check your baggage since you are on an International to International connection with AA at DFW. You will have to go through US Immigration, Customs, and security.


    Thank you a lot!


  • Can I Collect My Luggage and Change Airlines in Time
    Jul 12, 2015
    I'm flying in to Frankfurt at 5:45 am on UA and am flying out on Lufthansa at 720 am. These are completely separate flights and I will have to collect my luggage and check in again. When returning home I will be flying in on Lufthansa at 710 am and then flying out on UA at 9:35 am. Same situation with baggage. Will I have enough time? Thank you


    It'll be tough. Since UA and LH are partners they should check your baggage through though.


    I have to book the UA flights through United's site because of a voucher and then book separately through Lufthansa. I'm assuming that if I have a 2.5 hour window that should be sufficient? Thanks!


  • Weight
    Jul 10, 2015
    Hi, I bought my ticket with condor to go back to Mexico from Europe. My first flight is with lot and the second flight with condor(intercontinental). When I bought the ticket I did in premium economy but the category only applies to the intercontinental flight. I want to know if I can have the 25 kg of luggage instead of the 20 kg that are given in economy class from my first flight to my destination. Thank you


    If both tickets were bought on the same reservation, technically the baggage allowance of the carrier taking you the furthest takes precedence. However if you purchased two separate tickets you will have to pay the overweight bag fee to LOT.


    Perfect! Thanks


  • Will Condor transfer my luggage to Lufthansa
    Jul 9, 2015
    I got a booking with condor Airline making a stop in Frankfurt and changing airport to Lufthansa now my question is will my luggage be transfers automatically to my Lufthansa Flight or I have to collected them my self and check in again I also have only and hour of layover... I'm really getting so anxious about this can you please help me with this, Thanks


    Condor and Lufthansa no longer have an interline baggage policy. You will have to claim your baggage in Frankfurt and re-check it with Lufthansa. 1 hour is not enough time to do this. You need to get a later flight on Lufthansa or plan on spending the night in Frankfurt if none is available.


    :( this is not good. Event if I only book one ticket directly with condor airline? Do I also have to go trough immigration and all? Thanks a lot for your help


    Actually it looks like my info was incorrect. If you do purchase both tickets through Condor your bags should be tagged through to your final destination.


    :D Thanks a lot Zap I being doing so manny research about this matter and in condor web page it's just not clear to me and since I'm in Mexico I try to call the condor customers services but I just can't I try different ways to make the call, but this info you gave me makes me more relax. One more time Thanks!!!


  • Flying KLM Cape Town to New Orleans, via Atlanta or JFK
    Jul 16, 2015
    When booking international flights, how does landing in the US work? Do you collect your baggage, go through customs and border control and then check back in for the rest of the journey? And how long does this take? KLM is just giving the 3 flights, with stop-over time, but doesn't include any other info about how those connections would work?


    When entering the US you go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US customs, then re-check your bags at a re-check desk immediately after, then go through security and to your departure gate.


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