Cubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 21757 posts, RR: 19 Posted (2 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1106 times:
I have a meeting in Houston next week on my way to Dallas, and am flying BNA-IAH-DAL on a single UA ticket with about 8 hours in IAH. Will UA permit me to check a bag through to DAL if I choose to do so? I'm well aware of the pitfalls of checking bags on long connections and may not do it even if I can, but if UA won't even offer, that answers the question too.
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777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 11643 posts, RR: 17 Reply 1, posted (2 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1079 times:
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If you've purchased the ticket as one itinerary then yes you can check your bags to DAL. Your checked bag is supposed to travel on every sector as you, but don't be surprised if your bag is in DAL hours before you are
flyingdoc787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 35 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (2 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1025 times:
In June of 2012 I flew ELP-LAX-ORD on UA, with a lay-over of around 10 hours in LAX (I purposely did it so I had some time to visit friends in LA). The check-in agent in ELP was surprised at my routing, and commented that it was "a long way to get to Chicago", but other than that, there was no problem checking in my bag. As 777ER points out, there is a possibility that the bag gets there on an earlier flight - mine did, and when I got to ORD, I had to go to "Lost and Found" to retrieve the bag, which arrived hours before I did!