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Old 05-20-2009, 04:50 PM
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Hi

I'm flying from Toledo to Chicago on American Eagle and then from there onto Dublin using Aer Lingus with a connecting flight also on Aer Lingus back to birmingham UK. Will I have to re-check my bags at any point during the trip? (it's all one way).
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Old 05-20-2009, 05:43 PM
 
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As long as all of the carriers involved have an interline agreement and your original ticket was purchase from Toledo all the way to your ultimate destination, your bags should be checked all the way through.

If you purchased your tickets point to point such as Toledo to Chicago and then a separate ticket from Chicago to Dublin, your baggage will most likely only be checked to Chicago and then you would have to claim it and then recheck it.

I wouldn't take the advice on this board to seriously when asking a question like this. Call your travel agent or American Eagle and they will have a definitive answer and know how you were ticketed.
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Old 05-21-2009, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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This link might help: American Airlines Codeshare Alliances - Aer Lingus / AA.com
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Old 05-21-2009, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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Per the site they no longer code share. So yes you need to claim your luggage in Chicago and re-check them in at Aer Lingus
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:28 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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It does not even always matter if both flights are on the same airline. Changing planes in Phoenix (USAir to USAir) and Houston (Continental to Continental) coming back home from out of the country we have had to go thru security, claim our bags and then thru customes, recheck our bags and in PHX go thru security AGAIN to get to our connecting flight, royal PITA. At least they do have a counter to recheck your bags right past customs for these passangers. In Aruba the U.S. has a customs area of our own there so you check your bags into your flight, go thru all of the Aruban security then claim your bags and go thru U.S. customs and then recheck your bags and go thru security again. Then you can proceed to the terminal and on to your gate.

It is not up to the airline but the individual airport and even the airport in another country you are coming from.
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