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User currently offlinegerritcar747 From South Africa, joined Mar 2011, 16 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2955 times:
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Hi all,

My mother will be visiting myself and my wife later this month in Cape Town from London. She will be flying LHR -> JNB -> CPT with SAA.

My question is this: would she be able to check her bags in at LHR all the way to CPT without having to claim them again in JNB and check in again for CPT? A friend of mine told me that because JNB will be the first port of entry into South Africa, she will have to claim her bags there first, and check them in again for the onward flight to CPT.

I was under the impression that she would not need to check her bags in again as all of the flights are on 1 itinerary on the same airline.

As usual, your insights will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks and regards

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User currently offlineTonyBurr From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1041 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2766 times:

She will have to clear customs and immigration in JNB which requires her to claim her luggage. She will then have to recheck her luggage for the domestic flight to CPT.

User currently offlinegerritcar747 From South Africa, joined Mar 2011, 16 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2704 times:
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Thanks very much Tony! That does make sense - I didn't think about the customs part...obviously she would need her luggage for that step!

I appreciate your help with this!

Regards


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