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Old Feb 14, 18, 4:25 am
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Through bag check in

Got flights on separate tickets all in J:
BKK-HND JL / 7 hrs stopover
HND-DOH-HEL QR / 3 hrs stopover
HEL-LHR BA
Is this too complex (too many sectors) to check bags through all the way to London or will they be happy doing it at JL CI at BKK?
If too many would it better to try checking them in to HEL and recheck them for BA flight (I would imagine QR CI in HND only opens 3 hours before so would be 4 hours wait landside)?

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Old Feb 14, 18, 8:36 am
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Originally Posted by lehovec View Post
Got flights on separate tickets all in J:
BKK-HND JL / 7 hrs stopover
HND-DOH-HEL QR / 3 hrs stopover
HEL-LHR BA
Is this too complex (too many sectors) to check bags through all the way to London or will they be happy doing it at JL CI at BKK?
If too many would it better to try checking them in to HEL and recheck them for BA flight (I would imagine QR CI in HND only opens 3 hours before so would be 4 hours wait landside)?

Thank you.
I would expect JL to be able to check your luggage through to HEL. There you will most likely need to collect it and recheck.

Qatar Airways did open 3 hours before departure last week. But I could not get a boarding pass from the online check in, not sure if that was just me or a general state of affairs. If you can't get an online boarding pass and print you may be 3 hours landside anyway. Does QR offer boarding passes via their app? I don't fly them enough to bother with the app. I normally don't bother with online check in either, so I have limited experience with Haneda, online boarding passes, and QR.
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Old Feb 15, 18, 4:57 pm
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Originally Posted by lehovec View Post
Got flights on separate tickets all in J:
BKK-HND JL / 7 hrs stopover
HND-DOH-HEL QR / 3 hrs stopover
HEL-LHR BA
Is this too complex (too many sectors) to check bags through all the way to London or will they be happy doing it at JL CI at BKK?
If too many would it better to try checking them in to HEL and recheck them for BA flight (I would imagine QR CI in HND only opens 3 hours before so would be 4 hours wait landside)?

Thank you.
Simplest would be just to check it on the BA daily nonstop BKK-LHR. But, rules.
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Old Feb 16, 18, 2:43 am
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Originally Posted by CPH-Flyer View Post
I would expect JL to be able to check your luggage through to HEL. There you will most likely need to collect it and recheck.

Qatar Airways did open 3 hours before departure last week. But I could not get a boarding pass from the online check in, not sure if that was just me or a general state of affairs. If you can't get an online boarding pass and print you may be 3 hours landside anyway. Does QR offer boarding passes via their app? I don't fly them enough to bother with the app. I normally don't bother with online check in either, so I have limited experience with Haneda, online boarding passes, and QR.
Thank you for that. Seems like a good idea to see day before if OLCI/mobile pass works properly for QR and if it does check it in to HEL. If it doesn't and have to go to QR CI desk then might as well just check it in to HND and in HND recheck it in on QR all the way to LHR.
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Old Feb 26, 18, 2:00 pm
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Just got back from SIN-HND-KIX-LAX trip on JAL (booked as a single SIN-LAX return segment). Ground crew at SIN had no problem ticketing bags through to LAX, but advised me that we would have to recover the bags for customs at HND and recheck at the transfer desk for the domestic segment. This was not a problem, since I had 12 hours at HND. Unfortunately, the ground staff at HND was completely disorganized and confused. The transfer desk refused to accept the bags, telling me to go upstairs to the main check-in counters. The crew upstairs told me I had to go to the domestic terminal. At the domestic terminal, they ripped off the HND-KIX-LAX tags and insisted that I had to reclaim the bags at KIX. Since my arrival at KIX was 23:00, I asked if I would be able to recheck at KIX for morning flight to LAX. They said counter would be closed until 7:00, but I could leave with left baggage (i had a hotel booked in Osaka, but did not want to lug 3 big bags across town for one night). Upon arriving in KIX, left luggage counter was closed. I barely had time to find locker and run to one of the last trains of the night to Osaka.

When I went to drop the bags at KIX before my LAX flight the next day, it took the ground crew 30+ minutes to verify that my bags were not already checked and loaded because HND crew forgot to delete the bags loaded by SIN to LAX.

To make a long story short, do not expect any miracles from the JAL ground crew, and do not expect the staff at HND to know or care about any promises made by other crews. All in all, it was a very disorganized and stressful end to my trip. I usually travel via ANA, but I wanted to try out JAL to compare. Needless to say, I was not terribly impressed.
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Old Feb 27, 18, 12:16 pm
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for your itinerary, tag ur bags to HEL, but at DOH tell the agents to retag ur bags to LHR. They have done it for me (but onto CX for LHR-DOH-BKK-HKG) at DOH
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Old Feb 27, 18, 12:18 pm
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Originally Posted by downinit View Post
Just got back from SIN-HND-KIX-LAX trip on JAL (booked as a single SIN-LAX return segment). Ground crew at SIN had no problem ticketing bags through to LAX, but advised me that we would have to recover the bags for customs at HND and recheck at the transfer desk for the domestic segment. This was not a problem, since I had 12 hours at HND. Unfortunately, the ground staff at HND was completely disorganized and confused. The transfer desk refused to accept the bags, telling me to go upstairs to the main check-in counters. The crew upstairs told me I had to go to the domestic terminal. At the domestic terminal, they ripped off the HND-KIX-LAX tags and insisted that I had to reclaim the bags at KIX. Since my arrival at KIX was 23:00, I asked if I would be able to recheck at KIX for morning flight to LAX. They said counter would be closed until 7:00, but I could leave with left baggage (i had a hotel booked in Osaka, but did not want to lug 3 big bags across town for one night). Upon arriving in KIX, left luggage counter was closed. I barely had time to find locker and run to one of the last trains of the night to Osaka.

When I went to drop the bags at KIX before my LAX flight the next day, it took the ground crew 30+ minutes to verify that my bags were not already checked and loaded because HND crew forgot to delete the bags loaded by SIN to LAX.

To make a long story short, do not expect any miracles from the JAL ground crew, and do not expect the staff at HND to know or care about any promises made by other crews. All in all, it was a very disorganized and stressful end to my trip. I usually travel via ANA, but I wanted to try out JAL to compare. Needless to say, I was not terribly impressed.
sounds like JAL is a terrible airline and ANA makes wonders. I think I would agree with you
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