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  • Recheck Luggage at T5?
    Jul 1, 2013
    My boyfriend is coming home from the Aviano AFB in Italy. He's going from Venice to Rome, from Rome to Detroit, and from Detroit back to Houston. When in Rom, he'll be landing in T1, and departing from T5. When getting to T5, does he have to claim his luggage, and then RE-check it in at T5?


  • Baggage Cart or Porter
    Jun 21, 2013
    Whom can I contact to organize a porter or book a baggage cart at San Juan Airport? I need help to transfer my baggage from Seaborne Airways Arrivals to Condor Departures. Thank you!


    Munoz Airport only has one passenger terminal with Concourses A - E (some airlines refer to the concourses as 'Terminal'). Conc. A has gates A1-A7, B has gates G32-41; C has gates G20-29; D has gates G11-19; and E has gates G3-9. On arrival claim your bag and re-check it in with Condor before proceeding to security check & on to your gate.


  • can you check bags through when going international
    Jun 19, 2013
    I leave JFK go to Miami (2 1/2 hours) then to South America. Tickets bought same time, can I check bags through at JFK, is this considered a domestic or international flight when checking in at JFK


    If you have separate tickets (for different airlines) for both legs of your journey, you need to check with your first airline whether they will transfer your bags. You arrive on a domestic flight at Miami. I suggest you open, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'MAPS & DIRECTIONS', and scroll down to the detailed text.


  • Lost
    Jun 18, 2013
    Lost some where in terminal c square box with Japanese scroll that has stamps 88 and Buddha in center on silk . New not antique used as certific when visit all temples. If found some reward. Bab karma if you took it . No answers send back to p.o. Box 467 rigby ,Iidaho, 83342


  • Unable to track lost bags or have phone answered at MDW for Southwest
    Jun 13, 2013
    Anyone know a way to get through to MDW Baggage? Luggage did not arrive after flight was cancelled. We were given a card and told to call and see if the luggage was on the next flight. 773-884-3040 goes directly to voicemail and voicemail is full. Seriously! Flight was supposed to arrive at 10:25. Finally got there at 3:00. We were told our luggage would be there.


  • Carry-on allowed by China Southern Air?
    Jun 5, 2013
    In addition to the 5 kg - 1 piece Carry-on allowance, does China Southern Airline let me bring 1 personal item (like a backpack?). If yes, is there a weight limit on the personal item? Is the airline strict on enforcing the carry-on weight ?


    Carry-ons are not being charged, as long as they can fit under the seat in front of you or in the overhead bin. Google 'China Southern Airline' and go to the 'Baggage' or 'Luggage' section for precise measurement and weight limits.


  • Carry on for Delta
    Jun 1, 2013
    Hi, I'm going to be traveling Delta in a few weeks and I'm only taking a small carry on, a book bag. However, I read that in planes of less then 55 passengers they check it in? how does that work? I'm a first time flyer.


  • Delta - Baggage
    Jun 1, 2013
    I arrived from Ireland via JFK on Wednesday around 6:00 without our luggage. It is now Saturday morning and one piece of luggage is still sitting in the Baggage Office at Logan and my other one is at BDL. I am furious. They promised to deliver the luggage as soon as it arrived...that was Wednesday, today is Saturday. I have called Delta several times to no avail. All they say is "Sorry for the inconvenience". Any advice to get Delta to send me my luggage?


  • FCO Intl Arrival-Connecting to domestic
    May 25, 2013
    Hello... I will be arriving FCO on an AA international flight (from Chicago ORD) and will connect with a domestic Alitalia flight to Venice (VCE) using a separate ticket. Will I be able to check my baggage through to VCE when I check in at ORD, or will I necessarily have to check my baggage from ORD to FCO...process through immigration at FCO and then tote my baggage to the Alitalia departure site and recheck it there for the domestic flight to VCE?


    Usually when buying separate tickets you need to go through the tedious job of picking up bags after customs & checking them in with next airline. However, if your connecting flight is a code-share flight (i.e., if your booking details state 'American Airlines operated by Alitalia', your bags would be automatically transferred.


  • ATA Curbside Bags?
    May 25, 2013
    Does ATA at MDW have curbside luggage check-in? Any charge?


    Correction - NOT ATA, I meant Air-Tran. Thanks!


    That depends on the airline - contact AirTran.


  • Int. Arrivals/ hand luggage/duty free
    May 17, 2013
    Arriving from Dublin (Aer Lingus - no USCBP at Dublin for Aer Lingus), customs at ORD with hand luggage only. How do we transport DF liquor through security screening to T2? Is it better to to check bag at Dublin, reclaim through customs at ORD and place DF liquor in checked bag for onward transit?


  • Checked-in baggage all the way
    May 10, 2013
    Hi, If I get my bags checked-in all the way to the final destination (because both airlines are part of Star Alliance), do I still need to collect my bags and re-checked-in my bags again?


    Only international arrivals in the U.S. need to collect bags, go through customs clearance, and -if continuing journey- re-check-in bags.


  • Lost IPAD
    May 8, 2013
    I left my Ipad in the seat back of 11A on flight 3421 on May 1, 2013. If you found it, please let me know. Reward available. American Airlines is completely uncooperative with the is situation.


  • Baggage query
    May 6, 2013
    I'm traveling from London to San Diego with a connecting flight in DFW, and both flights are with American Airlines. Will AA transfer my baggage onto my connecting flight to San Diego or do I have to claim it and re-check it in at DFW?


    On arrival at DFW, you need to go through passport check, retrieve checked bags, go through customs clearance and - if transferring to another flight - re-check-in bag (the tag should indicate layover and final destination Airport Codes). AA uses Terminals A, C & D (TD being the International Terminal, where you need to go through passport control, pick up bags, go through customs clearance & then re-check in your bags. The Skylink at post-security gets you to your connecting flight. However, you can also use the walkway between A, B, C & D gates. At SAN (San Diego Airport) you will arrive at Terminal 2.


    At DFW, AA uses Terminals A, C & D (TD being the International Terminal, where you need to go through passport control, pick up bags, go through customs clearance & then re-check in your bags. The Skylink at post-security gets you to your connecting flight. However, you can also use the walkway between A, B, C & D gates. At SAN (San Diego Airport) you will arrive at Terminal 2.


    In short, you will claim your baggage in immigration at DFW terminal D, then re-check it with AA after exiting customs, then go upstairs and go back through security then either go to your gate, using the Skylink train if your San Diego flight leaves from a terminal other than D.


  • Left luggage
    May 5, 2013
    Is there a left luggage depot at Vancouver Int'l Airport? I'm looking at flying in from one destination and out to another a couple of days later. I'd prefer to leave my large suitcase at airport if possible and retrieve for onward journey.


    Yes, there is: 'CDS Ltd. Baggage Services' at YVR offers short or long-term baggage storage charging $5.00 to $8.50 per item. They are located in both in the pre-security area of level 2 of Domestic & international terminals: Domestic terminal: tel. 604-303-4519, open 5am-11pm; International terminal: tel. 604-303-4500


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