Baggage charge on a codeshare flight ?

 
Old Sep 18, 09, 9:31 am
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Baggage charge on a codeshare flight ?

Just want to make sure .... I'm a loyalist to NW and kinda with other airlines:

Our flights are booked on NW.com, however are apparently operated by AS.

Do we need to pay for checked baggage on AS while my whole traveling party is GE on NW and therefore free of baggage fees ?
Can we accrue on AS ?

I found somewhat of an answer but need confirmation (or correction):

Originally Posted by hillrider View Post
The practice is that the baggage fee rules of the airline that checks you in (i.e. operating carrier of the first segment) apply; they will probably waive their fees if you are prepared to show that according to the rules of the carrier that sold you the ticket you are exempt from paying any fees, but YMMV.
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Old Sep 18, 09, 10:16 am
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Originally Posted by Travelomania View Post
Just want to make sure .... I'm a loyalist to NW and kinda with other airlines:

Our flights are booked on NW.com, however are apparently operated by AS.

Do we need to pay for checked baggage on AS while my whole traveling party is GE on NW and therefore free of baggage fees ?
Can we accrue on AS ?

I found somewhat of an answer but need confirmation (or correction):
You will be charged for checked baggage per AS rules. You can accrue miles on AS, NW, or DL.

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Old Sep 18, 09, 10:22 am
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Originally Posted by Travelomania View Post
Just want to make sure .... I'm a loyalist to NW and kinda with other airlines:

Our flights are booked on NW.com, however are apparently operated by AS.

Do we need to pay for checked baggage on AS while my whole traveling party is GE on NW and therefore free of baggage fees ?
Can we accrue on AS ?

I found somewhat of an answer but need confirmation (or correction):
what DiverDave said.

FWIW i flew YVR to SEA in August and was shocked to find i had to pay for my baggage as a GE. apparently Delta stopped reciprocating with AS' frequent flyers on the Delta codeshares so now AS charges. i was all "seriously?" i was highly annoyed to discover that this was the policy. hopefully this will change in the future.
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Old Sep 18, 09, 10:27 am
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Originally Posted by Blue Skye View Post
what DiverDave said.

FWIW i flew YVR to SEA in August and was shocked to find i had to pay for my baggage as a GE. apparently Delta stopped reciprocating with AS' frequent flyers on the Delta codeshares so now AS charges. i was all "seriously?" i was highly annoyed to discover that this was the policy. hopefully this will change in the future.
Actually the DL/AS mileage accrual reciprocity never applied to baggage allowances. So I doubt it will change in the future. I fly to AK quite a bit.

Try to use NW/DL for your first flight, the connect to AS and you will be exempt from baggage fees if you are DL medallion. You are always subject to the baggage fees/rules of the airline you first check in with.

On your return, if you fly AS within AK then connect to a DL/NW flight, only check your luggage on AS to your connecting point within AK (FAI/ANC) then recheck it there. AS doesn't charge for checked luggage within Alaska for the first three checked pieces.

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Old Sep 18, 09, 10:34 am
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Originally Posted by fti View Post
Actually the DL/AS mileage accrual reciprocity never applied to baggage allowances. So I doubt it will change in the future. I fly to AK quite a bit.

Try to use NW/DL for your first flight, the connect to AS and you will be exempt from baggage fees if you are DL medallion. You are always subject to the baggage fees/rules of the airline you first check in with.

On your return, if you fly AS within AK then connect to a DL/NW flight, only check your luggage on AS to your connecting point within AK (FAI/ANC) then recheck it there. AS doesn't charge for checked luggage within Alaska for the first three checked pieces.

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thank you for that info. i will remember that as i plan on traveling to AK again next year. it is certainly a song/dance routine to avoid the fees these days. LOL
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Old Sep 19, 09, 5:43 am
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Originally Posted by Blue Skye View Post
thank you for that info. i will remember that as i plan on traveling to AK again next year. it is certainly a song/dance routine to avoid the fees these days. LOL
Perhaps by next year AS & DL will fix this flaw in their partnership... guess we should write some letters :rolleys:

Otherwise, if one were to get an upgrade (if they start in 2010) before checking your bags, then that person would get to check 2 bags free...
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