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can I combine 2 separately issued tickets and check bags all the way though?

can I combine 2 separately issued tickets and check bags all the way though?

Old Jul 1, 11, 2:29 pm
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Yes, same as USA.
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Old Jul 1, 11, 3:28 pm
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Originally Posted by BA6501 View Post
Yes, same as USA.
The difference being that with travel to the USA, we can print the tags for interlining so that the passenger clears Customs (and the Ministry of Agriculture) and then drops them off at the baggage transfer unit.

With South Africa, the passenger then has the joy of schlepping his bags across to the Domestic terminal nd geting some nice check-in person to label them up!
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Old Jul 2, 11, 4:21 am
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Originally Posted by bealine View Post
Actually, BA are pretty strict about it:

BA to any carrier with an "interline" agreement to a destination where "interlining" is allowed (eg not a Domestic connection in South Africa) on one booking - no problem. On "Bag Drop" desks, when we try to interline bags on a non-interline sector, say a LHR-JNB-DUR connection, we receive a large flash on the screen warning us to "Check Backs to JNB only!"
That's interesting. Thinking back I don't think I've tried to do a BA to non-OneWorld interline for a long time. I often fly to India with a separately booked domestic flight but you have to clear customs at the first port of entry so interlining wouldn't be available anyway.

Where I have done it is on something like HKT->BKK on Thai then BKK->LHR on Emirates. I often do SE Asian trips but on the final flight back to the hub (BKK, KUL or SIN) I always use a proper airline rather than Air Asia as I know my bags will be interlined.
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