Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Destinations > Europe > Russia
Reload this Page > Customs/rechecking at LED (St Petersburg)

Customs/rechecking at LED (St Petersburg)


Old Mar 11, 10, 6:03 am
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2009
Programs: Gold, plat, diamond and more
Posts: 3,360
Customs/rechecking at LED (St Petersburg)

For some reason Im flying in to LED with *A (LH) connecting the day after with OW (Finnair).

I dont want to carry all my luggage for one, and wouldnt want to risk any customs problems either. How to avoid?

Check through? (2 seperate tickets). Recheck at airport at 2230 in the evening?
travelkid is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 11, 10, 6:32 pm
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: SFO/DME
Programs: SU Silver, LH Senator
Posts: 45
I'd say re-check. Or check on your 2nd flight in advance, and drop the bag off right after you get off the 1st one.
Cross_X is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Mar 11, 10, 6:50 pm
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: TXL
Programs: LH SEN, BAEC Bronze, S7 Приоритет, TrueBlue
Posts: 151
Just guessing but I think this won't work. Not sure how russian custom regulations play into this (luggage needs to be presented at point of entry - though this is just transit), but I'd think that LED is simply not set up for this.

AFAIK, LED has no 24h advance checkin like DME for example - most likely checkin for your AY flight will open only 2 hours before departure.
ParisMoskau is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 19, 10, 8:48 am
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2009
Programs: Gold, plat, diamond and more
Posts: 3,360
No chance for checking bags through. And as mentioned no check-in facilities late night. Opening only some time before departure. Also you first need to clear immigration, then pick up luggage, then customs. So even if you could re-check it would be after customs.

We had to drag our 80 kg downtown...:-(

Only transferdesk facilities if you travel with carry-on only (and I wouldnt really rely on that unmanned desk...)
travelkid is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:33 pm.

Home - News - Forum - Hotel Reviews - Glossary - Contact Us - Airport Code Lookup - Terms of Use - Privacy Policy - Cookie Policy - Advertise on FlyerTalk - Archive - Top

This site is owned, operated, and maintained by Flyertalk.com. Copyright 2017 FlyerTalk.com. All rights reserved. Designated trademarks are the property of their respective owners.