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Baggage Allowance when rechecking at North American stopover

Old Oct 1, 13, 10:22 pm
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Baggage Allowance when rechecking at North American stopover

If you're travelling HKG-SEA-YYZ with a several day stopover in SEA, will they charge a bag check fee when rechecking your bags at SEA?

Your allowance should still be the same as a direct flight of HKG-YYZ, correct? (e.g. 1 bag in economy with no status)
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Old Oct 1, 13, 10:34 pm
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No - since you have a stop over and not a connection, your baggage allowance on the SEA - YYZ segment will be the transborder limit, not the HKG - YYZ limit.

Unless you have status or you are travelling in Executive class, it will be $25 for the first bag and $35 for the second bag.
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Old Oct 2, 13, 8:05 am
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OP, I believe you are correct, and Jebby_ca is wrong.
Baggage allowance is per ticket, not per segment.
I believe USA DOT has specific rules about this.

Edit - just checked - the specific DOT rule says:

• Requires that the same baggage allowances and fees apply throughout a passenger’s journey

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Old Oct 2, 13, 9:21 am
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I cannot comment on your specific flight but LY wedid BOM-FRA-YYZ with a 3 day stop in FRA. When checking in at FRA after our stopover, they said we were allowed 1 bag per person and would have to pay extra and then when she looked up the ticket she apologized and said that we were entitled to 2 bags as per the ticket. Apparently Europe-CAN flights were 1 bag and India-CAN flights were 2 bags.
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Old Oct 2, 13, 1:09 pm
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It should be based on the whole ticket , not the segment.

For instance it's still the piece system when travelling between stopover segments within Asia for a TPAC ticket.
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Old Oct 2, 13, 1:16 pm
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US law, which applies because the first segment arrives at a US station, is that the allowance for first segment becomes the allowance for the entire ticket. So long as you are on the same ticket, e.g., XXX-USA-YYY, the allowance for XXX-USA will apply to USA-YYY.

But, if the second segment is a separate ticket, the allowance for that segment becomes the allowance for that ticket.
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Old Oct 2, 13, 1:19 pm
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I've had different experiences before I became a *G. Good luck trying to get the agent to waive the baggage fee.
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Old Oct 2, 13, 1:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Jebby_ca View Post
I've had different experiences before I became a *G. Good luck trying to get the agent to waive the baggage fee.
Its not about the agent waiving the fee, the rules are what the agents have to go by.
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Old Oct 2, 13, 1:39 pm
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In fact on UA, they waive the bag fees for the domestic segments if they are within X hours(days) of your separately ticketed TPAC flight, originating in either direction.
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Old Oct 2, 13, 3:12 pm
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Again, if this is one ticket, US law requires that the first segment rules apply. Period. If you get any cr*ap, simply pay with a CC, dispute the charge on the grounds that UA has collected the fee in violation of the US DOT rule and also take the time to file the webform complaint on the DOT website.
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Old Oct 2, 13, 6:41 pm
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Originally Posted by beep88 View Post
In fact on UA, they waive the bag fees for the domestic segments if they are within X hours(days) of your separately ticketed TPAC flight, originating in either direction.
Yes, if it is one ticket, it does not matter how long the stop-over/connection is - the international rules apply.

Amazing how many people supply misinformation.
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