Transfer in DXB (Dubai) from BA to EK

Old Sep 18, 12, 6:14 pm
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Transfer in DXB (Dubai) from BA to EK

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I am booked on two different tickets, when flying in December connecting from BA in DXB to EK with final destination CMB. Now my question, is BA still not checking through luggage to EK, if the booking is on two different tickets?

Thank you so much for all your help already in advance!
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Old Sep 18, 12, 6:20 pm
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Now my question, is BA still not checking through luggage to EK, if the booking is on two different tickets?
Correct - or, at least, that is the (now long-established) policy.
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Old Sep 18, 12, 6:23 pm
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From ba.com:
•Baggage will normally be checked to your final destination, provided your journey is on the same ticket. However, if you hold separate tickets for the flights in your journey, British Airways will only through check your baggage to your final destination if the connecting flights are operated by British Airways or by another oneworld airline.
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Old Sep 18, 12, 6:23 pm
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Ok, thanks.
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What happens here though?

You have to collect your luggage - clear customs and then go through all the check in process again correct?

How did this work out?

How long did it take?
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Old Oct 28, 12, 10:18 am
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What happens here though?

You have to collect your luggage - clear customs and then go through all the check in process again correct?
That seems to be the natural and inevitable consequence of the fact that your bag is tagged only to DXB in the same way as if you were about to spend a week soaking up the sun there.
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Old Oct 28, 12, 1:03 pm
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What happens here though?

You have to collect your luggage - clear customs and then go through all the check in process again correct?

How did this work out?

How long did it take?
I will let you know after I've flown it in December. But I have already spoken to an Supervisor of EK's Airport Services for Ramp and Baggage. She told me that I should first try to somehow persuade the check in dragons and if that's not possible, I shall directly proceed to EK's First Class Lounge in DXB and they will pick up and recheck my baggage for me.
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Old Oct 28, 12, 3:32 pm
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What would happen if the transfer occurs in a country you don't have an immigration visa for? How are you expected to clear immigration to get your bags to re-check?
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Old Oct 28, 12, 3:59 pm
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What would happen if the transfer occurs in a country you don't have an immigration visa for? How are you expected to clear immigration to get your bags to re-check?
If you don't get a transit visa, you're mostly screwed. The only other oppurtunity would be to get the airline to pick up your baggage and relabel it. But usually that's the reason why you have all these interline agreements... BA just doesn't want to take responsibility for lost luggage!
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Originally Posted by teiring View Post
She told me that I should first try to somehow persuade the check in dragons and if that's not possible, I shall directly proceed to EK's First Class Lounge in DXB and they will pick up and recheck my baggage for me.
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What would happen if the transfer occurs in a country you don't have an immigration visa for? How are you expected to clear immigration to get your bags to re-check?
If the baggage is not checked through to the final destination and you require, but do not have a transit visa, you will likely be denied boarding by BA in the first place:

[KVS Availability Tool 7.0.8.R1/Diamond - TIMATIC: Expert Mode: TIRULES/R32]
Code:
R32) TWOV
     ....

Transit Without Visa (TWOV): Passing through an international
transit area of the airport in order to board a connecting (or
to proceed by the same) flight, without entering the country
(i.e. clearing immigration).
Unless stated otherwise, passengers wishing to TWOV must:
- be en-route to a third country (e.g. itinerary TYO-LON-TYO
is not considered TWOV);
- prove that they will continue their journey within the
prescribed period (e.g. hold onward tickets); 
- have documents required for entry into the country of
destination and for transit through countries en-route;
- remain in the transit area (airside) or on the aircraft.

Baggage belonging to TWOV passengers must be checked through
to their final destination.

TWOV is not intended for those holding stand-by tickets, e.g.
airline staff or other passengers travelling on industry
discount. 


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29 Oct 2012 / 17:20 [UTC]
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Thanks. Very interesting^
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Old Oct 29, 12, 12:04 pm
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Originally Posted by KVS View Post
If the baggage is not checked through to the final destination and you require, but do not have a transit visa, you will likely be denied boarding by BA in the first place:

[KVS Availability Tool 7.0.8.R1/Diamond - TIMATIC: Expert Mode: TIRULES/R32]
Code:
R32) TWOV
     ....

Transit Without Visa (TWOV): Passing through an international
transit area of the airport in order to board a connecting (or
to proceed by the same) flight, without entering the country
(i.e. clearing immigration).
Unless stated otherwise, passengers wishing to TWOV must:
- be en-route to a third country (e.g. itinerary TYO-LON-TYO
is not considered TWOV);
- prove that they will continue their journey within the
prescribed period (e.g. hold onward tickets); 
- have documents required for entry into the country of
destination and for transit through countries en-route;
- remain in the transit area (airside) or on the aircraft.

Baggage belonging to TWOV passengers must be checked through
to their final destination.

TWOV is not intended for those holding stand-by tickets, e.g.
airline staff or other passengers travelling on industry
discount. 


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29 Oct 2012 / 17:20 [UTC]
I'm German. I'll get a VISA on arrival in DXB, if necessary.
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Old Oct 29, 12, 1:38 pm
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You won't even need a VOA. You'll just get an entry stamp.

I will say that transferring landside T1-T3 at DXB is an almighty pain. Either a not-well-signposted minibus that goes when it wants, or pay for the metro (luggage not allowed). Or try to talk a taxi into taking you.

Airside is much easier. Go to transfer desk, get boarding pass, clear security, walk quite a lot.
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Old Oct 29, 12, 4:08 pm
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If checking through is not possible I'll probably book myself one of the VIP services at DXB. One way or another I'll get it done.
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Old Oct 31, 12, 12:33 pm
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What if it wasn't UAE but another country that requires a visa beforehand? How would one get their bags to re-check??
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