Check through on different tickets

Old Dec 19, 19, 3:04 pm
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Check through on different tickets

I will be on a revenue OZ C ticket ICN SYD and then on a separate ticket SYD AKL with Air NZ, anybody knows if OZ will be able to check me an my bag through to NZ? If not I might have to book a later flight to allow time for immigration/customs... Thanks
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Old Dec 19, 19, 6:47 pm
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OZ-Air NZ should be able to interline, even on separate tickets. Also, youíre transferring on an international-international itinerary, so my understanding is you donít have to clear immigration and customs. Iím just assuming as Iíve never had to try since my end destination is always SYD, so donít take my words as absolute truth. But thereís a separate transfer counter after you deplane before immigration and customs.
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Old Dec 19, 19, 7:01 pm
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I've never had any problem checking bags to UA and NH on separate tickets. All OZ needs is the itinerary with a PNR to make sure the bags don't get lost before the leave OZ's care and that the other airline can match them to their ticket. I'm usually transferring from OZ to NH/UA domestic so I'll see my bags before I recheck them.

I'd assume that OZ will, at a minimum, check bags through to all of *A and their non*A partners.
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Old Dec 20, 19, 11:14 pm
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No issue today to interline on 2 tickets with 3 flight segments (DLC-ICN-HKG-ZRH), first segment OZ ticket stock, 2nd segment OZ metal, LH ticket stock, 3rd segment LX metal, LH ticket stock).
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Old Dec 21, 19, 8:24 pm
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I have checked bags through on many Star Alliance flights. They only issues I have had have been at smaller US airports that don't handle many international flights. Once I asked for a supervisor, the bags were checked through to my final destination.
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Old Aug 25, 22, 12:02 pm
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bumping this old thread for recent data points. are Asiana agents still willing to do a through check on separate tickets?

I'm hoping to check through from GMP-HND on OZ, then HND-ORD UA. I'll be dealing with C class agents at GMP, if it makes any difference.
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Old Aug 25, 22, 7:17 pm
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I don't know if this will trip you up or not, but is your NZ ticket on a fare that has baggage allowance (ie not "seat only")?
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Old Sep 5, 22, 5:55 pm
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Originally Posted by akl_cat View Post
I don't know if this will trip you up or not, but is your NZ ticket on a fare that has baggage allowance (ie not "seat only")?
thanks, no, the OZ ticket definitely has luggage allowance. biz class.

I'm used to dealing with AA agents in my small-town USA airport, and while they're perfectly lovely they will NOT through check for any reason. I'm just trying to gauge the willingness of an Asiana agent at GMP to do so.
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Old Sep 9, 22, 3:57 pm
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Originally Posted by karenkay View Post
thanks, no, the OZ ticket definitely has luggage allowance. biz class.

I'm used to dealing with AA agents in my small-town USA airport, and while they're perfectly lovely they will NOT through check for any reason. I'm just trying to gauge the willingness of an Asiana agent at GMP to do so.
Yeah I am definitely not worried about the baggage allowance on your OZ segment. All OZ flights come with bags. I am more worried about that NZ segment you ticketed on its own as NZ sells "seat only" fares which don't include bags even for *G. You won't be able to through-check if your NZ flight does not have bags.
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Old Sep 11, 22, 11:50 am
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Originally Posted by akl_cat View Post
Yeah I am definitely not worried about the baggage allowance on your OZ segment. All OZ flights come with bags. I am more worried about that NZ segment you ticketed on its own as NZ sells "seat only" fares which don't include bags even for *G. You won't be able to through-check if your NZ flight does not have bags.
hi, thanks for the response. this confusion is my fault for bumping an ancient thread--I'm not on NZ at all, I'm on OZ to HND, then UA to USA, on separate tickets. C (business) class.

I'm trying to gauge whether the Asiana agents at GMP are likely--and yes, I realize it's conjecture--to allow me to through-check luggage to my UA ticket.

(for more detail, I'm transiting through HND, and since we can't currently enter Japan, we won't be able to check a bag on the way home...UNLESS I can convince the agents at GMP to through check.)
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Old Sep 12, 22, 2:29 pm
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I've never had any issues with OZ to UA. All of mine have been from ICN not GMP though.
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Old Oct 11, 22, 2:12 am
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answering my own question for anyone who's looking in the future, the OZ agent at GMP had no qualms through-checking our luggage on two different tickets from OZ to UA. ymmv, of course.
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