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Trans-Atlantic Luggage Question - Phx to Africa

Trans-Atlantic Luggage Question - Phx to Africa

Old Jan 22, 13, 9:57 am
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Trans-Atlantic Luggage Question - Phx to Africa

I am flying USA to Liberia Africa by way of Belgium. Actual itinerary is PHX-Newark (United), Newark to Belgium (United), Belgium to Monrovia Liberia (Brussells Air). Booked it all with United mileage for $132.00 with your help!!!

At what point would I actually have to claim my luggage again? Will they check it straight through to Liberia or will I have to grab it in NJ or Belgium and recheck? Anyone have any idea?
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Old Jan 22, 13, 10:05 am
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Certainly not Newark, not sure if you have to clear customs and immigration with your bags or not in Belgium or not.
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Old Jan 22, 13, 10:08 am
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You certainly won't have to claim it in EWR, if it's checked through to Monrovia. Whether you'll have to claim it and re-check it at BRU depends on what customs formalities (if any) the Belgians impose on in-transit passengers.

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Old Jan 22, 13, 10:15 am
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Anyone connected through Belgium lately?
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Old Jan 22, 13, 10:17 am
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I'm guessing your bag/s will be checked all the way to Roberts International.

As an side note, I love Liberia. Spent a month there back in 2008.
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Old Jan 23, 13, 5:30 pm
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Just a close to this thread... Called both United and Brussels Air and both said it will check all the way through to Liberia. Thanks for the input!
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