Transit in JNB + baggage interlining question

Old Jan 5, 17, 8:24 am
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Transit in JNB + baggage interlining question

I'm flying VIE-FRA-JNB on LH in C, arriving at 9:25 am. On a different ticket, I continue on to CPT in Y, flying SAA. The flight JNB-CPT departs at 12:10.

Two quick questions:

1.) Do I have enough time to go through immigration and to switch terminals?
(I'm Austrian, I don't have a visum.)


2.) Does LH have a baggage interlining agreement with SAA that allows me to have the baggage checked through to my final destination, CPT?

(I am aware that I need to follow the most restrictive baggage rules. Those will be the ones applying to the Y ticket JNB-CPT.)

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Old Jan 5, 17, 9:35 am
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1) Plenty; worst case I've had recently (1 hour wait at immigration) I still had time for a shower in the domestic lounge before a flight with a scheduled 2 hour connection

2) Not sure but probably, given they are both *A. However, you will still have to collect bags and clear customs at JNB, then recheck, so it's rather moot.

Lots of info on connecting at JNB in the Africa forum
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Old Jan 5, 17, 11:19 am
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Stewie,

Thank you for clarifying! I wasn't sure if I need to clear customs in JNB. Will look into the Africa subforum, haven't been there for a while.
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Old Jan 10, 17, 4:50 pm
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Just following on from what Stewie said you will have to recheck your bag thus meaning no interlining. This is due to you having to clear customs at JNB , they have a really neat setup for all international arriving paxs into JNB who are connecting onto SAA. When leaving the immigration hall you will see a load of SAA reconnection counters , so no need to work your way through the crowd and go to the really busy SAA domestic check in counters.
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