Through-checking luggage to SAA

Old Jan 20, 20, 1:23 pm
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Through-checking luggage to SAA

Hi all, I will be flying LX from EWR-ZRH-JNB in J, and then connecting to a South African flight at JNB which is on a separate ticket.Will LX be able to through-check checked luggage at Newark? Thanks for any insight.
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Old Jan 21, 20, 2:21 am
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Through-checking luggage to SAA

IS (has been) possible but depends to large degree of willingness of check-in staff at EWR. Note, you are actually requesting them to TAG your bags for your onward destination: Luggage must anyway be collected by pax and customs cleared in JNB. Immediately after customs exit stay left and you find an SAA re-check station where bags can get handed over again. This assumes you connecting to SAA domestic flight. I'm uncertain for connecting to a further Regional or International.
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Old Jan 21, 20, 3:15 am
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Same for international (just did LX CDG-ZRH-JNB / SAA/MK JNB-MRU - no tagging to MRU, btw).
Try and ask, but it'll be a bit of schlepp anyway.
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Old Jan 21, 20, 5:55 am
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I'm uncertain for connecting to a further Regional or International.
It's international... will keep my fingers crossed (and that SAA is still operating come April )
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Old Jan 21, 20, 9:38 am
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(and that SAA is still operating come April )
ah yeah.. have a plan-b there!
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