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Does anyone know if the Prestige baggage allowance applies?

Does anyone know if the Prestige baggage allowance applies?

Old Jan 19, 18, 7:00 pm
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Does anyone know if the Prestige baggage allowance applies?

Hi everyone, I have booked a trip to GVA next week, through the AC website:

YOW-YUL AC8986
YUL-GVA AC834
GVA-LHR LX352
LHR-YOW AC889

I know that my baggage allowance for all of the AC metal legs will honour the 2 free bags; my concern is whether I will have to pay for a second bag on the GVA-LHR, given that it is on Swiss metal. When I use the AC calculator, it says I'm fine, but the fine print suggests otherwise. Any insight, FlyerTalk hivemind?
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Old Jan 19, 18, 7:58 pm
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Most significant carrier

Yes, youíre fine. Assuming that this is all one ticket, itís the most significent carrier whose baggage policy applies. In this case itís very clear that AC is the MSC.

Have a a good trip.
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Old Jan 20, 18, 9:45 am
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Originally Posted by BackSlash3 View Post
Yes, youíre fine. Assuming that this is all one ticket, itís the most significent carrier whose baggage policy applies. In this case itís very clear that AC is the MSC.

Have a a good trip.
Fantastic! Thanks!
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Old Jan 20, 18, 9:55 am
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Originally Posted by BackSlash3 View Post
Yes, youíre fine. Assuming that this is all one ticket, itís the most significent carrier whose baggage policy applies. In this case itís very clear that AC is the MSC.

Have a a good trip.
Are you sure?

IIRC, I remember a case where someone was told by another airline in an intra Europe connection that the AC baggage rules wouldn't apply, and that the Generous P25 luggage allowance on AC metal is only applicable if you check in with AC.

I think it might even say so in T&C?

Regardless, OP shouldn't expect a walk in the park at check in.
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Codeshare Flights/Flights with other Airlines

If you purchase travel on a codeshare flight or a flight with another airline, you may be subject to the baggage policy and other rules of the airline operating the first flight in your itinerary. For the specific terms and conditions of any Air Canada codeshare partner or other airline sold on aircanada.com, visit the operating carrier's website directly.
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Old Jan 20, 18, 7:46 pm
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Originally Posted by SparseFlyer View Post

Codeshare Flights/Flights with other Airlines

If you purchase travel on a codeshare flight or a flight with another airline, you may be subject to the baggage policy and other rules of the airline operating the first flight in your itinerary. For the specific terms and conditions of any Air Canada codeshare partner or other airline sold on aircanada.com, visit the operating carrier's website directly.
That is what I was alluding to in my initial post...
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Old Jan 21, 18, 12:44 am
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Originally Posted by BackSlash3 View Post
Yes, youíre fine. Assuming that this is all one ticket, itís the most significent carrier whose baggage policy applies. In this case itís very clear that AC is the MSC.
IIRC, MSC doesnít apply out of Canada.

On the outbound legt will be the first marketing carrier - AC.
On the way back it should be the MSC - again AC.

Youíll be ok.
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Old Jan 21, 18, 2:08 am
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IIRC, MSC doesnít apply out of Canada.

On the outbound legt will be the first marketing carrier - AC.
On the way back it should be the MSC - again AC.

Youíll be ok.
There's an important distinction between ticketed and status allowances here. Certainly, AC's ticketed baggage rules apply: 1x23kg in Y. The P25k allowance is only given when you check the luggage in for an AC-operated flight. So in this case, the second bag will likely cost $, although you can try arguing your case at check in. You will likely fail, but I've prevailed with LH @ DUS before, so you never know.
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