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Interline Baggage Agreements (single PNR / ticket)

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There is another thread for interlining bags when on separate PNR / tickets, see Bag Interlining Changes If Separate Tix with *A & Non *A Partners after 1 March 2015

Bag interlining (also known as “interline luggage”) is a voluntary commercial agreement between individual airlines to handle passengers bags traveling on itineraries that require multiple airlines, even if not the same alliance (if on a single PNR).

UA's interlining agreement list (April 2018)
Originally Posted by findark View Post
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Code:
MAY CHECK BAGGAGE TO
 AA AC AD AF AH AI AM AR AS AV AX AY AZ A3
 BA BB BE BI BM BR BT BW CI CM CS CX CZ DL
 EI EN EQ ET EV EW EY FB FI FJ FM FV GA GF
 GK G3 HA HO HP HU HX IB JJ JL JO JP JQ J2
 KA KC KE KL KM KQ KS KU KX LA LH LO LP LR
 LX LY MD ME MF MH MI MK MQ MS MU MX NH NU
 NX NZ OA OK OM OO OS OU OZ O6 PG PK PR PS
 PX PZ QF RO SA SK SN SQ SU SZ S2 S4 S7 TA
 TG TJ TK TP T0 UA UK UL UN UP UX VA VN VS
 VW WK WM WP WS WY XF XL ZH 2K 3K 3M 4B 4M
 4Q 4U 7C 7H 9B 9K 9W
Bagagge - Connecting flights

For a trip that includes one or more connections, United will check bags to the final destination stated on the ticket. Your connecting flight must depart within 12 hours of your arrival at the airport in order for your bags to transfer automatically. United will generally transport checked baggage on the same flight as the traveler. If this is not practical, United will arrange to transport the baggage on the next flight with available space.
You'll need to claim and re-check baggage if you are:
  • Making a voluntary stopover
  • Making a connection that involves an overnight stay
  • Connecting to an itinerary booked on a separate ticket that doesn't include a Star Alliance partner airline
  • Traveling internationally and connecting to a domestic flight within your destination country
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Old Sep 11, 14, 3:25 pm
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Interline Baggage Agreements (single PNR / ticket)

Is there a list of airlines that UA has entered into an interline baggage agreement? I am particularly interested if there is an agreement with Gol in Brazil. Thanks.
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Old Sep 11, 14, 6:08 pm
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UA does not have an interline agreement with GOL.

http://www.voegol.com.br/en-us/a-gol...s/default.aspx
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Old Sep 11, 14, 6:40 pm
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Originally Posted by eghansen View Post
UA does not have an interline agreement with GOL.

http://www.voegol.com.br/en-us/a-gol...s/default.aspx
According to that web page they have an interline agreement with CO. When was the last time it was updated?
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Old Sep 11, 14, 6:45 pm
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Originally Posted by eghansen View Post
UA does not have an interline agreement with GOL.

http://www.voegol.com.br/en-us/a-gol...s/default.aspx
sure they do

[KVS Availability Tool 7.4.2 - Reference: Interline Agreements [IET]: UA]
Code:
ELECTRONIC INTERLINE CARRIER AGREEMENTS-UA                      
 INTERLINE CARRIER CODES                                        
   AA - AB - AC - AF - AH - AI - AM - AR - AS - AV              
   AX - AY - AZ - A3 - BA - BE - BI - BR - BT - BW              
   B7 - CA - CI - CM - CX - CZ - C5 - DL - EH - EI              
   EK - EL - EN - EQ - ET - EV - EY - FB - FI - FJ              
   FM - FV - FW - FZ - GA - GF - G3 - G7 - HA - HO              
   HU - HX - H2 - IB - IQ - JJ - JL - JP - JQ - J2              
   KA - KC - KE - KF - KL - KM - KQ - KS - KU - KX              
   LA - LG - LH - LO - LP - LR - LW - LX - LY - MD              
   ME - MF - MH - MI - MK - MQ - MS - MU - NH - NQ              
   NU - NX - NZ - OA - OK - OM - OO - OS - OU - OV              
   OZ - O6 - PG - PK - PR - PS - PX - PZ - QF - QR              
   RJ - RO - SA - SK - SN - SQ - SU - SV - S2 - S5              
   S7 - TA - TG - TK - TP - T0 - UA - UL - UN - UO              
   UP - US - UX - VA - VK - VN - VS - VW - WM - WP              
   WY - XF - XL - ZH - ZK - 2V - 3M - 4C - 4M - 4Q              
   4U - 7H - 9K - 9W
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Old Sep 11, 14, 6:58 pm
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Originally Posted by kettle1 View Post
According to that web page they have an interline agreement with CO. When was the last time it was updated?
Maybe it was updated recently, and they're just being honest.
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Originally Posted by rankourabu View Post
sure they do

[KVS Availability Tool 7.4.2 - Reference: Interline Agreements [IET]: UA]
Code:
ELECTRONIC INTERLINE CARRIER AGREEMENTS-UA                      
 INTERLINE CARRIER CODES                                        
   AA - AB - AC - AF - AH - AI - AM - AR - AS - AV              
   AX - AY - AZ - A3 - BA - BE - BI - BR - BT - BW              
   B7 - CA - CI - CM - CX - CZ - C5 - DL - EH - EI              
   EK - EL - EN - EQ - ET - EV - EY - FB - FI - FJ              
   FM - FV - FW - FZ - GA - GF - G3 - G7 - HA - HO              
   HU - HX - H2 - IB - IQ - JJ - JL - JP - JQ - J2              
   KA - KC - KE - KF - KL - KM - KQ - KS - KU - KX              
   LA - LG - LH - LO - LP - LR - LW - LX - LY - MD              
   ME - MF - MH - MI - MK - MQ - MS - MU - NH - NQ              
   NU - NX - NZ - OA - OK - OM - OO - OS - OU - OV              
   OZ - O6 - PG - PK - PR - PS - PX - PZ - QF - QR              
   RJ - RO - SA - SK - SN - SQ - SU - SV - S2 - S5              
   S7 - TA - TG - TK - TP - T0 - UA - UL - UN - UO              
   UP - US - UX - VA - VK - VN - VS - VW - WM - WP              
   WY - XF - XL - ZH - ZK - 2V - 3M - 4C - 4M - 4Q              
   4U - 7H - 9K - 9W
This chart even shows that UA has an interline agreement with UA. Wow - that was news. UA even tells their employes to accept their own bags!
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Old Sep 11, 14, 7:07 pm
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Originally Posted by kettle1 View Post
This chart even shows that UA has an interline agreement with UA. Wow - that was news. UA even tells their employes to accept their own bags!
Only when they check SHARES...otherwise, all bets are off!
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Old Sep 11, 14, 8:52 pm
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Interesting--UA can check through to G3, but G3 can't to UA:

Results from ExpertFlyer.com
Code:
Interline Agreements:
Flying G3

E-Ticket Interline Agreements
    AF        AR        DL        IB        KL        QR        
    
    

Paper Ticket and Baggage Interline Agreements

   MAY ISSUE TICKETS INCLUDING
       AF  AR  AT  DL  EQ  H2  IB  KL  NH  QR  UX  2K  7I      
 
   MAY CHECK BAGGAGE TO
       AA  AF  AR  AT  CA  CI  DL  EQ  EY  H2  IB  KL  NH  QR  
       UX  2K
ETA: well, if you search KVS, you get a different answer:

[KVS Availability Tool 7.4.2 - Reference: Interline Agreements [IET]: G3]
Code:
ELECTRONIC INTERLINE CARRIER AGREEMENTS-G3                      
 INTERLINE CARRIER CODES                                        
   AA - AC - AF - AM - AR - AV - AZ - BA - CA - CI              
   CM - CU - DE - DL - DT - EK - EQ - ET - EY - HR              
   H2 - IB - JL - KE - KL - LH - LR - LX - LY - MU              
   NH - OA - PY - QF - QR - SA - SQ - SU - S4 - TA              
   TG - TK - TP - TX - T0 - UA - UN - US - UX - VR              
   YO - 7I
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Old Sep 11, 14, 9:11 pm
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Originally Posted by cmn.jcs View Post
Interesting--UA can check through to G3, but G3 can't to UA:
I don't think that list is well maintained.

I checked through from G3 to KE earlier this year, and KE isn't even listed.
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Old Sep 11, 14, 9:14 pm
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Originally Posted by channa View Post
I don't think that list is well maintained.

I checked through from G3 to KE earlier this year, and KE isn't even listed.
KE is listed on the KVS list - looks like EF is not correct/updated/maintained
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Old Sep 11, 14, 10:47 pm
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In some cases it depends on how things are ticketed. For example QF through to UA is fine when all flights on the same reservation (ie same ticket stock) but otherwise at discretion of check-in staff at originating airport.
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Old Sep 12, 14, 12:18 am
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Originally Posted by BrisbanePE View Post
In some cases it depends on how things are ticketed. For example QF through to UA is fine when all flights on the same reservation (ie same ticket stock) but otherwise at discretion of check-in staff at originating airport.
Interlining is always at agent discretion.
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Old Sep 13, 14, 9:17 am
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Originally Posted by BrisbanePE View Post
In some cases it depends on how things are ticketed. For example QF through to UA is fine when all flights on the same reservation (ie same ticket stock) but otherwise at discretion of check-in staff at originating airport.
The QF situation is a (hopefully) unusual one. QF policy changed a few years ago to screw over anyone connecting to a non-OW carrier issued on a separate ticket by not interlining luggage. Interlining is still possible, because interlining on the same ticket still has to work, but they choose to refuse to do it otherwise.
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Originally Posted by Kremmen View Post
The QF situation is a (hopefully) unusual one. QF policy changed a few years ago to screw over anyone connecting to a non-OW carrier issued on a separate ticket by not interlining luggage. Interlining is still possible, because interlining on the same ticket still has to work, but they choose to refuse to do it otherwise.

This is not unusual at all. UA is generous in terms of interlines to OALs across separate tickets.
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Old Sep 13, 14, 6:12 pm
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Originally Posted by channa View Post
This is not unusual at all.
It depends on what you mean by unusual. Some US-based airlines have used US DOT rules as an excuse to behave likewise (e.g. US/AS/DL), because they fear losing some of their bag fees. Outside the US, it's one of the services that distinguishes legacy carriers from LCCs. I'm not aware of any Asian or Middle East carriers that won't interline bags.
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