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Old Oct 29, 12, 11:21 am
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Originally Posted by teiring View Post
She told me that I should first try to somehow persuade the check in dragons and if that's not possible, I shall directly proceed to EK's First Class Lounge in DXB and they will pick up and recheck my baggage for me.
Originally Posted by ssamuels View Post
What would happen if the transfer occurs in a country you don't have an immigration visa for? How are you expected to clear immigration to get your bags to re-check?
If the baggage is not checked through to the final destination and you require, but do not have a transit visa, you will likely be denied boarding by BA in the first place:

[KVS Availability Tool 7.0.8.R1/Diamond - TIMATIC: Expert Mode: TIRULES/R32]

Transit Without Visa (TWOV): Passing through an international
transit area of the airport in order to board a connecting (or
to proceed by the same) flight, without entering the country
(i.e. clearing immigration).
Unless stated otherwise, passengers wishing to TWOV must:
- be en-route to a third country (e.g. itinerary TYO-LON-TYO
is not considered TWOV);
- prove that they will continue their journey within the
prescribed period (e.g. hold onward tickets); 
- have documents required for entry into the country of
destination and for transit through countries en-route;
- remain in the transit area (airside) or on the aircraft.

Baggage belonging to TWOV passengers must be checked through
to their final destination.

TWOV is not intended for those holding stand-by tickets, e.g.
airline staff or other passengers travelling on industry


29 Oct 2012 / 17:20 [UTC]
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