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    Feb 16, 2016
    HI I am travelling to Vancouver from Sydney by united airlines with lay over at SFO then again taking united airline flight to Vancouver about 6hrs layover .do I have to clear the customs and claim the baggage and re check it ?


    You posted this in the forum for LAX? Are you connecting at SFO? Regardless, yes, wherever you are connecting in the US you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, go through security and to your departure gate.


  • Collect luggage or not?
    Mar 5, 2016
    Hi, I am traveling from Winnipeg to TO via Air Canada, Terminal 1 then going to Dublin, Aer Lingus, Terminal 3 (2 hour layover). Will my luggage be transferred or will I have to pick it up? Thanks for your help!


    Did you purchase your tickets on one reservation or two separate reservations? If two separate ones then you will likely have to claim your bags in Toronto and re-check them with Aer Lingus.


    I purchased it as one flight with a change in TO.


  • SFO to LHR to BOM to GOI
    Feb 14, 2016
    I'm flying on Jet Airways/codeshare w/ United for the 1st leg and Jet Airways for the other 2 legs. Do I need to collect my luggage along the way?


  • YYC to YVR to PVG
    Feb 12, 2016
    I'm flying from Calgary to Vancouver then to Shanghai. There is a layover in vancouver for an hour and 51 minutes (With Westjet) then my shanghai flight is with china eastern. Will I have to go through customs in Vancouver and will I have to collect my luggage in Vancouver?


    There is no Canadian customs when leaving Canada. If you purchased two separate reservations you will have to claim and re-check your baggage in Vancouver. However, if your tickets are on the same reservation then you don't have to do anything with your bags in Vancouver.


  • connection flight TPA-ORD-NRT
    Feb 11, 2016
    My trip is booked with 2 separate tickets. The domestic flight on AA will arrive at 9:06am, and the int'l flight on United will depart at 12pm. Do i have to pick up my bags and take them with me to re-check in at United counter? 3 hour layover is enough for me to do that? Thanks


    Yes, you will have to claim your bags at Terminal 3 and then take them to Terminal 1 to re-check them with United. You should have enough time as long as your flight from Tampa is on-time.


  • Bolivia to London via Miami
    Feb 11, 2016
    I am flying from Bolivia to Miami with American Airlines and then on to London Heathrow with Iberia Airlines. All booked under same ticket. Will I need to claim luggage and recheck?


    Since you are on an International to International connection, you should not have to claim your baggage. However, you will have to go through US Immigration, customs, and security. Also note that Iberia does not fly from Miami to London nonstop, so your flight to London will either be operated by American or British Airways.


    Yes it is indeed being operated by American Airways also so was hoping not to have to claim baggage etc. Thanks.


    Feb 10, 2016
    Arriving from Doha to JFK terminal 8 ....reconnecting to Tampa from JFK terminal I collect my luggage and go they customs and then go to terminal 2 or can I have luggage sent to terminal 2 and go thru customs in Tampa final destination ,,,,,how do I get from terminal 8 to terminal 2


    Yes, when you arrive in Terminal 8, you will go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through US Customs. Then if you have a separate ticket on Delta to Tampa you will have to take the AirTrain to Terminal 2, re-check your bags with Delta, and go through security.


  • Baggage check-in in EWR
    Feb 9, 2016
    I am travelling from Mumbai- India to RDU. From Mumbai to EWR its Air India and EWR to RDU its United airlines. Whats the procedure after reaching EWR? Do I need to collect Bags and re-check it in United Airline kiosk?


    If you purchased two separate reservations and your bags aren't tagged to RDU. Yes, you will claim your bags to go through US customs then take them with you on the airtrain to your departure terminal and recheck them with United. If they are tagged to RDU then you can recheck them at the recheck desk in Terminal B right after customs.


  • Transfer area
    Feb 9, 2016
    My daughter is flying from sydney to dfw on American operated by Quantas 7308 then onto BWI on American 2361. She has been told she must retrieve her bags at a transfer area at DFW. Where is the baggage transfer area? two hours between fiights!


    She will arrive in Terminal D, go through US Immigration, claim her bags (it's a special international baggage claim), go through US customs, re-check her bags at the re-check desk, then go to the departure level, through security and then to her departure gate which may be in another terminal. The Skylink train connects all terminals inside security.


    Thank you so much!


    thank you


  • Re-checking bags
    Feb 7, 2016
    Permanent resident entering JFK 2PM on Tuesday with 3 hour layover. Arrival on Ukraine International changing to Virgin America on same reservation T7 to T4. UIA may (or may not) tag the bag past JFK. Will re-check take the bag in either case or will it need to be huffed to T4. I do so worry about time.


    Virgin America and UIA do not have an interline agreement. You will have to transfer your bags yourself. You should have just enough time.


  • Customs
    Feb 6, 2016
    I have never flown into ORD. I will be flying in from Zurich with United, then on to Little Rock. Do I claim my bag and then re-check it so I can go through customs?


    Your flight to Chicago will be operated by Swiss. You will arrive in Terminal 5, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, go through US Customs, re-check your bags at the re-check desk, then take the ATS Train to Terminal 1 or 2, go through security and to your departure gate.


  • Missed flight
    Feb 5, 2016
    I had a connecting flight last night and missed the last one going to Jamaica last night but I'm on the next plane out his morning. Will my bags be lost? Or will I be able to get them since it was last night?????


    Your bags will either be on the same flight as you if they missed the connection too, or they will be waiting for you in the bag office in Kingston.


  • baggage drop
    Feb 1, 2016
    I will arrive at 11:30 am terminal 1 international flight and i have delta fligh to orland 3.45 pm Can i recived my baggage directlly in orlando or i need recived and cler cutom then what?


    In T1 you will arrive, go through US Immigration, claim your bags, and go through customs. if your bags are tagged through to Orlando, then you re-check your bags at the re-check desk, take the AirTrain to your departure terminal (Delta flights to Orlando currently appear to depart from Terminal 2), go through security and to your departure gate.


  • baggage fees?
    Jan 31, 2016
    Hi, I am flying from US to London with AA and get my luggage for free. Then from London to Barcelona with BA. I reserved the whole trip with AA. Will I have to pay for luggage on BA? thanks


    You won't even claim your luggage in London.


  • Collect Bags at FCO enroute to FLR
    Jan 30, 2016
    Hi...I am flying Toronto to Rome on Air Canada, and have add-on deal Alitalia flight Rome to Florence that I do not intend to use. Do I normally need to collect bags at Rome FCO if I was to indeed fly onward to FLR? Can I instead ask Air Canada for Bags to be on belt at FCO instead of final ticket destination FLR, so that I can end my journey at FCO as intended?......Thanks in advance for help.


    If your tickets are on the same reservation then you would not normally claim your bags in Rome. I don't know if Air Canada will be able to only tag your bags to Rome.


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