Old Apr 3, 17, 3:29 pm
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13
LAX int'l transfer with a throw-away ticket [With luggage]


here's the question: I need to go SFO-NRT-SFO and found that the following itinerary works best for me (many reasons, please don't ask, I know I can fly that route for less):

SFO-YVR (separate ticket #1 , $110 + baggage fees)
YVR-NRT then NRT-LAX-YVR (ticket #2 , $680, the LAX-YVR leg is a throw-away)
LAX-SFO (ticket #3 , $110 + baggage fees)

What happens at LAX on the way back when I pick up my bags for customs at the first port of entry? Bags will have tags to continue to YVR. How would I go about re-checking them (and myself) to SFO on a different airline? Do I have to exit and head over to the check-in counters or will there be a counter in the transfer area?

Thank you!
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