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Old Aug 8, 12, 5:12 am   #1
 
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Checking a bag between legs on a multi-leg flight?

Later this month I'll be flying MEL-FRA via HKG (of course with CX) and would like to check a bag straight through to FRA but would also like to do some shopping in HKG during my layover. Is it possible to check a second bag HKG-FRA or is this prohibited due to the fact that I'm already checked in?
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Old Aug 8, 12, 5:52 am   #2
 
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Later this month I'll be flying MEL-FRA via HKG (of course with CX) and would like to check a bag straight through to FRA but would also like to do some shopping in HKG during my layover. Is it possible to check a second bag HKG-FRA or is this prohibited due to the fact that I'm already checked in?
Yes you certainly can. I have done this many times.
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Old Aug 8, 12, 5:59 am   #3
 
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LOL. From the title, I thought you wanted to hold the bag between your legs!
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Yes you certainly can. I have done this many times.
Thanks kamiao.
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Old Aug 8, 12, 6:03 am   #5
 
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LOL. From the title, I thought you wanted to hold the bag between your legs!
LOL.
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Old Aug 8, 12, 6:08 am   #6
 
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Yes you certainly can. I have done this many times.
Thanks kamiao.
You are welcome. Do check your luggage allowance though. You can do this only if you still have some luggage allowances left - otherwise you may expect to pay.

CX is generous given you are a QF WP but just in case... :-)
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Old Aug 8, 12, 11:29 am   #7
 
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Sorry to hijack the thread but thought this is somewhat relevant. Is it possible to do the following with two bags (within allowance for NorthAm flights):
Bag #1: Original Destination --> Final Destination (through checked in)
Bag #2: Original Destination --> Transit Point (HKG) Baggage Claim --> Shopping & Re-Packing --> Transit Point (HKG) Re-Check-in --> Final Destination

Last edited by torrento; Aug 8, 12 at 9:25 pm.
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Old Aug 8, 12, 5:26 pm   #8
 
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Sorry to hijack the threat but thought this is somewhat relevant. Is it possible to do the following with two bags (within allowance for NorthAm flights):
Bag #1: Original Destination --> Final Destination (through checked in)
Bag #2: Original Destination --> Transit Point (HKG) Baggage Claim --> Shopping & Re-Packing --> Transit Point (HKG) Re-Check-in --> Final Destination
I don't think this would present a problem. Your tickets to US should give you two bags of allowances for all legs. (But it's been a fact that I have never done this for my SYD-HKG-USA connections, only on other connections).
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