Old Feb 4, 19, 8:58 am
Join Date: May 2017
Location: ORD
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Originally Posted by Simon Schus View Post
I'm a little confused by Basic Economy checked baggage allowance with OneWorld status (e.g. Sapphire, Emerald) specifically on connecting flights with multiple carriers.

Which baggage allowance is most important? The first flight? The longest flight? Some other combination?

I've phoned AA and contacted their Twitter team and I get all sorts of different answers in the following scenario;

I'm planning on travelling DCA-BOS-LHR all in Basic Economy, all on the same ticket
- DCA-BOS operated by AA, marketed by AA
- BOS-LHR operated by BA, marketed by IB
- Ticket stock with Iberia.

AA told me today that as OneWorld Sapphire, I was told that I should expect:
- 0 bags
- 1 bag
- 2 bags

Its alllllll so confusing! Can anybody here clarify which of these is most likely?

Thank you in advance!
The international segment should set the baggage policy for the entire trip - in fact, in 2017, we flew ORD-LGA, took the Queen Mary 2 to England, and flew LHR-ORD. Both flights were ticketed and operated by AA, and we booked through Cunard, and for some reason, we each got one free checked bag on the ORD-LGA flight.
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