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LAX-NRT-MNL-CEB. Baggage through check in MNL?

Old Feb 4, 20, 9:51 pm
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LAX-NRT-MNL-CEB. Baggage through check in MNL?

So, due to the nCoV, I changed my AA/CX itinerary (LAX-CEB) to LAX-NRT (JL61), NRT-MNL (JL745) and then connecting to MNL-CEB (PR1841). As of right now, JL745 is arriving at 22:10, and my connection to CEB leaves at 03:30. Could my bags get checked all the way through to CEB, or would I have to re-check in Terminal 2? (I know that I do have to clear customs and immigration, Im more concerned about the baggage allowances).

Which, speaking about baggage allowances, the underlying fare class is I, with the LAX-NRT upgraded to First (A). According to JL, that would enable me to check up to 3 bags at 70lbs each. But, since Im an OW Emerald, would that add an additional bag to that count?
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Old Feb 4, 20, 10:44 pm
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Originally Posted by fgirard View Post
So, due to the nCoV, I changed my AA/CX itinerary (LAX-CEB) to LAX-NRT (JL61), NRT-MNL (JL745) and then connecting to MNL-CEB (PR1841). As of right now, JL745 is arriving at 22:10, and my connection to CEB leaves at 03:30. Could my bags get checked all the way through to CEB, or would I have to re-check in Terminal 2? (I know that I do have to clear customs and immigration, Im more concerned about the baggage allowances).

Which, speaking about baggage allowances, the underlying fare class is I, with the LAX-NRT upgraded to First (A). According to JL, that would enable me to check up to 3 bags at 70lbs each. But, since Im an OW Emerald, would that add an additional bag to that count?
Is the MNL to CEB leg on the same ticket as the rest of the flights? If not, the baggage allowance will be whatever the PR ticket shows. Even if JL were to check the luggage through, PR could still charge you for excessive baggage. If it is the same ticket same allowance applies all the way (with a few exceptions), whether you have to recheck or not.

F and J have the same baggage allowance 3*32kg, OWE would add one bag to that.
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Old Feb 4, 20, 11:07 pm
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Originally Posted by CPH-Flyer View Post
Is the MNL to CEB leg on the same ticket as the rest of the flights? If not, the baggage allowance will be whatever the PR ticket shows. Even if JL were to check the luggage through, PR could still charge you for excessive baggage. If it is the same ticket same allowance applies all the way (with a few exceptions), whether you have to recheck or not.

F and J have the same baggage allowance 3*32kg, OWE would add one bag to that.
The PR flight is on the same ticket (001 stock) as the LAX-NRT-MNL.
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Old Feb 5, 20, 12:59 am
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Remember JL flight lands at T1 while PR domestic is at T2. Currently some PR Int'l flights land at T1 and for those who have domestic connections with PR, they can hand over there luggage to the PR desk at the end of the right most baggage carousel (not sure if No. 1 or 6).
You first need to pick up your luggage from the baggage carousel and hand it over to PR staff before you leave customs.

Now if their staff is knowledgeable and your luggage is tagged all the way to Cebu, they should accept this and for domestic flights, I am afraid PR baggage allowance rules will be applied to you as I have seen them weighing passengers' luggage most times before loading for domestic terminal and PR's partner is NH and not JL. Cost of excess luggage is 200PhP / kg or approx U$4/kg. If you think you will go beyond the allowed limit - either 10kg or 20kg depending on booking class, try buying prepaid baggage online 4 hrs before flight via the PR website by entering your reservation number. It is 80% cheaper where 10kg would only cost 400PhP, while 20kg = 900PhP.

Also, ask if you can get on the free shuttle between T1 and T2 exclusive for incoming PR to PR domestic passengers so that you don't have to get out of the terminal to take the P2P Bus or Grab Car to go to T2 but for this one, I am also afraid that you will not be allowed.

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Old Feb 5, 20, 1:02 am
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Originally Posted by musashino22 View Post
Remember JL flight lands at T1 while PR domestic is at T2. Currently some PR Int'l flights land at T1 and for those who have domestic connections with PR can hand over there luggage to the PR desk at the end of the right most baggage carousel (not sure if No. 1 or 6).
You first need to pick up your luggage from the baggage carousel and hand it over to PR staff before you leave customs.

Now if their staff is knowledgeable and your luggage is tagged all the way to Cebu, they should accept this but for domestic flights, I am afraid PR baggage allowance rules will be applied to youas I have seen them weighing passengers' luggage most times before loading for domestic terminal and PR's partner is NH and not JL.

Also, ask if you can get on the free shuttle between T1 and T2 exclusive for incoming PR to PR domestic passengers so that you don't have to get out of the terminal to take the P2P Bus or Grab Car to go to T2 but for this one, I am also afraid that you will not be allowed.

Goodluck and Mabuhay!
it wont because USDOT exception applies. The first marketing carrier determines the allowances for the entire journey. But whether extra allowance for elites applies is a different story.
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Old Feb 5, 20, 9:14 am
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Originally Posted by musashino22 View Post
Remember JL flight lands at T1 while PR domestic is at T2. Currently some PR Int'l flights land at T1 and for those who have domestic connections with PR, they can hand over there luggage to the PR desk at the end of the right most baggage carousel (not sure if No. 1 or 6).
You first need to pick up your luggage from the baggage carousel and hand it over to PR staff before you leave customs.

Now if their staff is knowledgeable and your luggage is tagged all the way to Cebu, they should accept this and for domestic flights, I am afraid PR baggage allowance rules will be applied to you as I have seen them weighing passengers' luggage most times before loading for domestic terminal and PR's partner is NH and not JL. Cost of excess luggage is 200PhP / kg or approx U$4/kg. If you think you will go beyond the allowed limit - either 10kg or 20kg depending on booking class, try buying prepaid baggage online 4 hrs before flight via the PR website by entering your reservation number. It is 80% cheaper where 10kg would only cost 400PhP, while 20kg = 900PhP.

Also, ask if you can get on the free shuttle between T1 and T2 exclusive for incoming PR to PR domestic passengers so that you don't have to get out of the terminal to take the P2P Bus or Grab Car to go to T2 but for this one, I am also afraid that you will not be allowed.

Goodluck and Mabuhay!
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it wont because USDOT exception applies. The first marketing carrier determines the allowances for the entire journey. But whether extra allowance for elites applies is a different story.
Thank you for the information. If PR is going to be a stickler on baggage allowances, we can have a friend of our meet us at T1 and take some bags from us as we are going to be returning to MNL in a week (after being in CEB for a week).

How is JL when it comes to issuing baggage tags on OAL though? My experience has been hit-or-miss from the US:
  • UA: did not check baggage through on to CX
  • QR: did check baggage through on GA
  • QR: did not check baggage through on SQ
  • QR: did check baggage through on MH
  • CA: did check baggage through on GA
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Old Feb 5, 20, 2:46 pm
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Originally Posted by fgirard View Post
Thank you for the information. If PR is going to be a stickler on baggage allowances, we can have a friend of our meet us at T1 and take some bags from us as we are going to be returning to MNL in a week (after being in CEB for a week).

How is JL when it comes to issuing baggage tags on OAL though? My experience has been hit-or-miss from the US:
  • UA: did not check baggage through on to CX
  • QR: did check baggage through on GA
  • QR: did not check baggage through on SQ
  • QR: did check baggage through on MH
  • CA: did check baggage through on GA
JAL will check your luggage through on the same ticket, it is a stated benefit that they will check in luggage across tickets within Oneworld, they usually do it for most airlines as well. Of course not to LCC that do not want to accept interline luggage.
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Old Feb 5, 20, 5:14 pm
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Originally Posted by CPH-Flyer View Post
JAL will check your luggage through on the same ticket, it is a stated benefit that they will check in luggage across tickets within Oneworld, they usually do it for most airlines as well. Of course not to LCC that do not want to accept interline luggage.
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Thanks for letting me know. With UA, it was largely hit-or-miss and depending on how the agent was feeling that day.
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