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Missing a connection with checked baggage

Missing a connection with checked baggage

Old May 7, 09, 1:12 pm
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Question Missing a connection with checked baggage

Hi all - I am new to this site and apologize if my question is answered somewhere. I did a search and found similar but not exact matches.

I have a round trip ticket from FLL to MSP. On the return leg, I have a layover in LGA. I need to stay in LGA for a few days and miss my connection. I already have purchased a cheap one way ticket home from LGA to FLL.

I know that when I check my bag in MSP it will get tagged for FLL (since that is where I am supposed to end).

My question to you all is this: What can I do so that the bag gets tagged from MSP to LGA insead of MSP to FLL so I can have my luggage while I am in New York?

Thank you so much
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Old May 7, 09, 1:18 pm
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Welcome to FlyerTalk!

What you are talking about is short-checking a bag and the chances of doing so successfully are virtually nil. You can either change your return flight to have a proper stop in LGA, carry-on only or ship your bag from MSP to wherever you are going in the NYC area.
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