Checked Bag Allowance on United Ticket with LH Flight

Old Apr 1, 2024, 11:51 am
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Checked Bag Allowance on United Ticket with LH Flight

I have a reservation for my father that I booked directly with UA. This is for travel from BHX to FRA on LH (coach) then connecting on to SFO on UA in Polaris Business.

I wanted to confirm that his 2 x 32KG allowance would be be applicable for the entire journey. I had to check-in via LH and I see 1 x 23KG listed for the LH first leg
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Old Apr 1, 2024, 12:03 pm
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This option to grant the latter allowance is up to the check in carrier with a twist.

Is this first flight a UA codeshare or LH native flight?
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Old Apr 1, 2024, 12:10 pm
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The first flight is an LH flight (LH953), Surely common sense should prevail here, been on phone to 1k line last 30 mins, and even they have received conflicting information.
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Old Apr 1, 2024, 12:21 pm
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Originally Posted by navatwal
The first flight is an LH flight (LH953), Surely common sense should prevail here, been on phone to 1k line last 30 mins, and even they have received conflicting information.
UA will have no influence or answer for this, this needs to go to the LH forum.
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Old Apr 1, 2024, 12:24 pm
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Originally Posted by navatwal
The first flight is an LH flight (LH953), Surely common sense should prevail here, been on phone to 1k line last 30 mins, and even they have received conflicting information.
Per DOT "first marketing carrier" policy, LH policy will apply to the entire journey.
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Old Apr 1, 2024, 12:28 pm
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Is there an option to upgrade the LH flight segment with cash prior to arriving to airport?
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Old Apr 1, 2024, 12:30 pm
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Per DOT "first marketing carrier" policy, LH policy will apply to the entire journey.
True. And per DOT "we don't bother hiring people who understand anything about flying commercially" policy, there's no requirement that indicates which policy that should be -- business class or economy.

Oh, and also per the same "first marketing carrier' policy, LH has the obligation -- which I believe they honor -- of deferring to the most significant carrier.
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Originally Posted by navatwal
I have a reservation for my father that I booked directly with UA. This is for travel from BHX to FRA on LH (coach) then connecting on to SFO on UA in Polaris Business.

I wanted to confirm that his 2 x 32KG allowance would be be applicable for the entire journey. I had to check-in via LH and I see 1 x 23KG listed for the LH first leg
Not so easy to answer.
Is the iternary on one ticket? If yes, was the FRA-SFO leg upgraded? If yes, how?
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Old Apr 1, 2024, 10:02 pm
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Not so easy to answer.
Is the iternary on one ticket? If yes, was the FRA-SFO leg upgraded? If yes, how?

Yes one ticket, FRA-SFO was upgraded using United Pluspoints
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