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Old 06-22-2010, 03:12 AM
 
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Total rubbish. I have often checked baggage with BA through Heathrow to Glasgow.

And, as an added bonus, while waiting for them to arrive, you get a little frisson of anticipation wondering if they made it.
It's only the US that makes you pick up bags and recheck them for your next destination.

All my lost bags have been found within a day or two. Whew! Hate it when they lose the one carrying all the xmas gifts!
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Old 06-22-2010, 05:49 AM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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Nope,
A lot of flight go out domestic, Only time you don't need to re-check is when you can go international to international thru the transit lounge. Some airport treat all flights out as domestic, some are a mix, they feed transit in to a sterile gate area, some are true international transits (Think Tom Hanks in The Terminal) .
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Old 06-22-2010, 05:57 AM
 
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Nope,
A lot of flight go out domestic, Only time you don't need to re-check is when you can go international to international thru the transit lounge. Some airport treat all flights out as domestic, some are a mix, they feed transit in to a sterile gate area, some are true international transits (Think Tom Hanks in The Terminal) .
Nope to what? No one said only domestic flights. I fly into the US, pick up my bags to recheck, then fly to my final US city. I've been flying in and out of the US frequently for 12 years.
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Old 06-22-2010, 06:09 AM
 
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When you clear customs/passport control in the US, your outbound flight is Domestic, you need to claim your bags, go thru customs, then re-check them on the US Domistic side. Ive gone into london, cleared pasport/Customs with my bags, then re-checked them for flights with in england.
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Old 06-22-2010, 06:53 AM
 
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Yes, I know how it works in the US. I've flown to Heathrow or Gatwick many times and never had to recheck my bags to fly onward to Glasgow. You are mistaken.
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:14 AM
 
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Where did you clear Customs?

Maybe its my definition of re-check, When I arrive in any airport where I have to pick up my checked baggage, then move it, and give it back to some one, That's what I consider Re-Checking.

Most of the time it 'tagged' to the final destination, but I have to run it thru customs, then give it back to the airline.

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Old 06-22-2010, 07:56 AM
 
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Where did you clear Customs?

Maybe its my definition of re-check, When I arrive in any airport where I have to pick up my checked baggage, then move it, and give it back to some one, That's what I consider Re-Checking.

Most of the time it 'tagged' to the final destination, but I have to run it thru customs, then give it back to the airline.
I go through immigration in London but I do not pick up and recheck my bags. I've only had to do that in the US.
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:50 AM
 
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Total rubbish. I have often checked baggage with BA through Heathrow to Glasgow.

And, as an added bonus, while waiting for them to arrive, you get a little frisson of anticipation wondering if they made it.
Yes, I am already wondering if BA will yet again manage to lose a suitcase checked onto a direct flight .

Stimulatin' ain't it
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:58 AM
 
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Took a Delta Flight From Atlanta to Manchester NH, Delta very nicely sent our bags to Manchester GB. Was home back in Atlanta before our bags caught up with us. My Son checked the bags in at the curb, and didnt know to check the tags that goes on it to make sure the skycap put correct city tag on it.
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:46 AM
 
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Yes, I know how it works in the US. I've flown to Heathrow or Gatwick many times and never had to recheck my bags to fly onward to Glasgow. You are mistaken.
You are correct. Glasgow has a separate international baggage carrousel which is technically inside customs although I have never seen a customs person on the door between the international carrousel and the domestic ones. Bags checked through from an international flight onto a domestic one go onto that carrousel.

Do other UK airports have the same arrangement? Anyone know?
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