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Old Nov 28, 11, 4:30 pm   #61
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Because the IATA was created for you to excersize your rights in traveling in one of their member airlines. Fool on you for not envoking them.

Hint... interlining is one of the IATA's regulations. If you don't understand, go to Montreal.. It's in Canada.
This is uninformed twaddle.
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Old Nov 28, 11, 4:58 pm   #62
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They can't check the MCT, so they wouldn't know if your connection is legal and set themselves up for a possibly costly failure.
Hmm, BA had computers the last time I checked. Pretty powerful ones too. And pre-programmed to check MCT for all itineraries.
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Old Nov 28, 11, 5:02 pm   #63
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Here's the full list (from a GDS) of BA's baggage interlining agreements:

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 BA-125 BRITISH AIRWAYS                                         
                                                                
   MAY CHECK BAGGAGE TO                                         
       AA  AB  AC  AE  AF  AH  AI  AM  AS  AT  AV  AY  AZ  A3   
       BA  BD  BE  BI  BP  BR  BT  BW  CA  CI  CM  CO  CX  CY   
       CZ  DL  DT  EC  EI  EK  ET  EY  FC  FI  FJ  FV  GF  G3  
       HA  HG  HM  HP  HU  IB  IC  IG  IR  IT  JC  JJ  JK  JL  
       JO  JP  JU  J2  KA  KC  KE  KF  KK  KL  KM  KQ  KU  KX   
       LA  LG  LH  LI  LO  LP  LR  LX  LY  ME  MI  MK  MS  MU   
       MX  NH  NU  NZ  OA  OK  OS  OU  OV  OZ  PG  PR  PS  PU   
       PW  PZ  QF  QI  QM  QR  RB  RO  SA  SK  SN  SQ  SU  SV   
       SW  S7  TA  TG  TK  TM  TN  TP  TU  UA  UN  UP  US  UU   
       VK  VN  VS  WF  WS  XL  XM  X5  4M  7H  9W
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Old Nov 28, 11, 5:07 pm   #64
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Here's the full list (from a GDS) of BA's baggage interlining agreements:

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 BA-125 BRITISH AIRWAYS                                         
                                                                
   MAY CHECK BAGGAGE TO                                         
       AA  AB  AC  AE  AF  AH  AI  AM  AS  AT  AV  AY  AZ  A3   
       BA  BD  BE  BI  BP  BR  BT  BW  CA  CI  CM  CO  CX  CY   
       CZ  DL  DT  EC  EI  EK  ET  EY  FC  FI  FJ  FV  GF  G3  
       HA  HG  HM  HP  HU  IB  IC  IG  IR  IT  JC  JJ  JK  JL  
       JO  JP  JU  J2  KA  KC  KE  KF  KK  KL  KM  KQ  KU  KX   
       LA  LG  LH  LI  LO  LP  LR  LX  LY  ME  MI  MK  MS  MU   
       MX  NH  NU  NZ  OA  OK  OS  OU  OV  OZ  PG  PR  PS  PU   
       PW  PZ  QF  QI  QM  QR  RB  RO  SA  SK  SN  SQ  SU  SV   
       SW  S7  TA  TG  TK  TM  TN  TP  TU  UA  UN  UP  US  UU   
       VK  VN  VS  WF  WS  XL  XM  X5  4M  7H  9W
Interesting that MA isn't there, considering it's OW. Or do OW ones come under a separate arrangement?
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Old Nov 28, 11, 5:23 pm   #65
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Interesting that MA isn't there, considering it's OW. Or do OW ones come under a separate arrangement?
Not according to the GDS' (Sabre) documentation. And BA is listed under MA. Weird. Makes me question how that data is kept up to date...
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Old Nov 28, 11, 5:23 pm   #66
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Even though the First Class car may have been free, you still have to pay the ticket for that form of travel. You're lucky a ticket inspector didn't get on board or it would have been a lot more than the price of a first class ticket.
No. Wrong. Useless comment. Ticket inspector was next to us the whole ride. Thank you for your useless post.
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Old Nov 28, 11, 5:28 pm   #67
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Referring to the post directly above this one, I do not think there is any need to speak to anyone that way, regardless of whether you agree with that person's post or not.
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Old Nov 28, 11, 5:35 pm   #68
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During last week's fog disruption me and my colleague were put onto LHR-FRA-OSL on Monday rather than LHR-OSL, which was full until Tuesday. When we checked in I asked if the bags could be interlined and the agent asked which airline. BA had actually booked us on an SK code, but it was an LH flight. We handed over our bags and lounged until our flight. However, when we got to FRA we did wonder about the luggage and whether it would be merrily going round the carousel at FRA T2.

We toyed with the idea of going through immigration in T2 and checking to see if our bags came out, but eventually we braved it out and transferred airside to T1. We breathed a collective sigh of relief when the bags eventually appeared in OSL.

Now, whether the bags were interlined because of the SK codeshare (which is still *A anyway), or because of the disruption, or whether it was because I asked nicely , I don't really know...
Oh wait - wow I guess there an interline agreement must exist, but they choose not to use it! Excellent! Bravo, BA!
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Old Nov 28, 11, 5:39 pm   #69
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Here's the full list (from a GDS) of BA's baggage interlining agreements:

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 BA-125 BRITISH AIRWAYS                                         
                                                                
   MAY CHECK BAGGAGE TO                                         
       AA  AB  AC  AE  AF  AH  AI  AM  AS  AT  AV  AY  AZ  A3   
       BA  BD  BE  BI  BP  BR  BT  BW  CA  CI  CM  CO  CX  CY   
       CZ  DL  DT  EC  EI  EK  ET  EY  FC  FI  FJ  FV  GF  G3  
       HA  HG  HM  HP  HU  IB  IC  IG  IR  IT  JC  JJ  JK  JL  
       JO  JP  JU  J2  KA  KC  KE  KF  KK  KL  KM  KQ  KU  KX   
       LA  LG  LH  LI  LO  LP  LR  LX  LY  ME  MI  MK  MS  MU   
       MX  NH  NU  NZ  OA  OK  OS  OU  OV  OZ  PG  PR  PS  PU   
       PW  PZ  QF  QI  QM  QR  RB  RO  SA  SK  SN  SQ  SU  SV   
       SW  S7  TA  TG  TK  TM  TN  TP  TU  UA  UN  UP  US  UU   
       VK  VN  VS  WF  WS  XL  XM  X5  4M  7H  9W
If only i had been flyong one of these airlines!!!! Oh wait.... I was.....
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BA will interline to a carrier with an interline booking, ie if a customer holds one booking BA onto xx and its all on the one reservation. Oneworld airlines have spent time working with airports to try to improve the interline baggage process so even if it's a separate booking oneworld carriers will tag bags across to another ow carrier.
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Indeed....it was a ridiculous assumption to make especially when connecting on to LH on a separate ticket. One would have thought a Gold card holder would have known better.

Think SQ did or still has an interlining agreement with BA.
That is a ridiculous statement. Any airline usually strives to make life easier for its status customer especially given the fact that BA can interline with SQ/LH.

SQ is willing to check my bags through on two separate tickets on to BA. But BA is too good to do the same the other way around?

Guess who is more likely to get my business the next time?

MCT was fine and the supervisor could have known or checked. They knew I was set up to fail and just shrugged their shoulders.
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Old Nov 28, 11, 5:54 pm   #72
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No. Wrong. Useless comment. Ticket inspector was next to us the whole ride. Thank you for your useless post.
I see this is not the only forum that you post your drivel to.

You really are a naughty boy.

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Old Nov 28, 11, 5:59 pm   #73
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Interesting that MA isn't there, considering it's OW. Or do OW ones come under a separate arrangement?
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Not according to the GDS' (Sabre) documentation. And BA is listed under MA. Weird. Makes me question how that data is kept up to date...
GDSs update many of those lists manually, so errors can (and do) occur.

Full interlining is one of the core requirements of the OneWorld membership, so it's definitely an error.

[KVS Availability Tool 6.8.1/Diamond - Reference: Interline Agreements [IET]: BA]
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ELECTRONIC INTERLINE CARRIER AGREEMENTS-BA                      
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   AA - AB - AC - AE - AF - AH - AI - AM - AO - AP              
   AS - AT - AV - AY - AZ - A3 - BD - BE - BI - BP              
   BR - BT - BW - CA - CE - CI - CM - CO - CX - CY              
   CZ - DL - DT - EC - EG - EI - EK - ET - EY - FB              
   FC - FI - FJ - FT - FV - GF - GJ - G3 - HA - HG              
   HM - HU - IB - IC - IG - IR - IT - JC - JJ - JK              
   JL - JM - JO - JP - JU - J2 - KA - KC - KE - KF              
   KK - KL - KM - KQ - KU - KX - LA - LG - LH - LI              
   LN - LO - LP - LR - LX - LY - MA - ME - MH - MI              
   MK - MS - MU - MX - NH - NU - NW - NZ - OA - OK              
   OS - OU - OV - OZ - PG - PR - PS - PU - PW - PZ              
   QF - QI - QM - QR - RB - RJ - RO - SA - SK - SN              
   SQ - SS - SU - SV - SW - S7 - TA - TC - TE - TF              
   TG - TK - TM - TN - TP - TU - UA - UL - UN - UP              
   US - UU - VG - VK - VN - VS - WF - WM - WS - WY              
   XL - 4M - 6A - 9W
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Old Nov 28, 11, 6:04 pm   #74
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That is a ridiculous statement. Any airline usually strives to make life easier for its status customer especially given the fact that BA can interline with SQ/LH.
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Being Gold has nothing to do with it.....there are thousands out there.

You were travelling on two separate tickets....one not even in the Oneworld alliance.
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Old Nov 28, 11, 6:10 pm   #75
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Oh wait - wow I guess there an interline agreement must exist, but they choose not to use it! Excellent! Bravo, BA!
In exactly the same way as BA has agreements with lounge operators in various airports to provide lounge access. It does not follow from this that anybody traveling in any class on BA can access those lounges. A non-elite economy class traveler, for instance, will not normally have access to lounges regardless or the presence of agreements between lounge providers and BA.

BA has a policy of interlining when the flights are on a same ticket but not when they are on a separate ticket.

Interlining has a cost which BA is not willing to underwrite in the case of passengers on separate tickets outside OW. BA is not the only airline doing that even though it is true that a majority of IATA carriers still interline on separate tickets.

This is one aspect of the product offered by BA. You may dislike it but this is hardly news. It has been like that for ages. Other UK airlines have similar policies (even stricter in the case of bmi). IATA does not in any way require or even expect airlines to interline baggage on separate tickets. It is entirely at each carrier's discretion.

If you think that you can persuade BA to change, feel free to speak to them about it. IMO, this has just as much chance of happening as of David Cameron becoming a fervent Europhile but to each their own.

If not, and this is really deal breaker for you, feel free to fly another airline which has policies that suit your needs best.
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