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User currently offlineLooneyToon From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 444 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4018 times:

Hello,

Take this scenario:

I am booked on a flight to the USA originating in ASU, but I have a 13 hour overnight layover in GRU to take the daytime JJ flight to MIA on the next day. My bags are all checked to STX (my final destination). If I decide to wait the 13 hours at the terminal at GRU overnight, would my bags be put on the same flight as me on the next day (13 hours later)? I wouldn't have to go through customs and baggage claim at GRU and then re-check them the day of my flight? I don't plan on leaving GRU.

Sorry if this question isn't all that clear, but tell me if you need for me to clarify...

thanks


LooneyToon
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User currently offlineOptionsCLE From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3991 times:

I believe that it's dependent on the airline you are flying on. I would call customer service and ask them. Many airlines have a policy of returning baggage to customers when they request it on a delay layover, I assume it's the same for an overnight connection.

User currently offlineLooneyToon From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3900 times:

I don't want to request my baggage though. If I don't request it and stay for the 13 hours at the airport, it will be checked with me on my flight right?


LooneyToon
User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1585 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3872 times:

When you check-in make sure you tell them that you want your bags tagged in accordance with your booked flight details on your ticket, and that is what should happen!

The only thing I can think of is that you MAY have to claim your bags at MIA - being a US airport - before you can transit through to STX (St Croix?) - perhaps some of our US colleagues can advise on that scenario, as I'm not sure on the current position on transitting through the US.

Bon Voyages!



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User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3122 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3856 times:

My guess - although i haven't been there is you will have to claim your bags and go through customs in Miami, and then drop them back off, as STX is technically a US Territory, and you have to go through customs at your first point of entry, being MIA. Then you continue on to your domestic flight to STX

'902



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User currently offlineLooneyToon From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3827 times:

Quoting Carduelis (Reply 3):
The only thing I can think of is that you MAY have to claim your bags at MIA - being a US airport - before you can transit through to STX (St Croix?)

Yes, I am aware of this.

So then when I get to GRU, I don't have to worry about my bags or customs (I am not leaving the airport) since they will be checked all the way to STX. Is this correct?



LooneyToon
User currently offlineCaptinTuT From United States of America, joined May 2005, 346 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3782 times:
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Quoting LooneyToon (Reply 5):
So then when I get to GRU, I don't have to worry about my bags or customs (I am not leaving the airport) since they will be checked all the way to STX. Is this correct?

depend on which airlines you flying and on the code share between airlines. I would say you check in the counter in your origin if you have to claim it at GRU or not im sure they will let you know.
Definitely you have to claim your luggage at MIA since this is your first US destination and then after the Customs you have to go and check in for your final flight to STX.
by the way which airlines you flying?
Hope this helps, Enjoy your Flight.

Regards
TuT



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User currently offlineLooneyToon From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3739 times:

I will be flying AA and JJ. ASU-GRU on AA GRU-MIA on JJ MIA-STX on AA


LooneyToon
User currently offlineOluseun From Nigeria, joined Aug 2005, 11 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3479 times:

LooneyToon-

For CO there is a maximum 13 hr connect for online (CO to CO) bags. For interline (CO to OA) there is a 12 hr connect time. I am not sure if AA and JJ have a baggage interline agreement, however I assume they do. With that being said, you should definitely contact both airlines to find out each other's policies. A conflict that could possibly occur is: does AA give the bag to JJ? Or is JJ supposed to get the bag from AA? Sometimes situations like these are unprecedented. I would not want to make the precedent - at least if it did not turn out in my favor. Good luck.

Rgds
Oluseun

[Edited 2005-08-28 19:37:05]

[Edited 2005-08-28 19:38:11]


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User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5511 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3250 times:

Just pray that GRU has some nice seats to lay on. Everytime I need to do an overnighter at an airport or spend ridiculous amounts of time at one, I get stuck with either metal chairs or the row of chairs that have armrests so you cannot lay across the row. My last experience was Wednesday when I was at VCE. I found the bench so uncomfortable that I ended up on the floor (which was freezing cold cement).

User currently offlineLooneyToon From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3101 times:

Quoting Continental (Reply 9):
I get stuck with either metal chairs or the row of chairs that have armrests so you cannot lay across the row

That's what GRU has to offer...



LooneyToon
User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2894 times:

Quoting Continental (Reply 9):



Quoting Continental (Reply 9):
Just pray that GRU has some nice seats to lay on. Everytime I need to do an overnighter at an airport or spend ridiculous amounts of time at one, I get stuck with either metal chairs or the row of chairs that have armrests so you cannot lay across the row. My last experience was Wednesday when I was at VCE. I found the bench so uncomfortable that I ended up on the floor (which was freezing cold cement).

If you are ever spending the night in ATL I highly recommend a trip to C concourse. Go to the end of the DL Connection side of the concourse and sleep on the leather sofas. I have done it before. It still wasn't very pleasant, but it sure beats the floor or metal chairs.



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User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3323 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2805 times:

Quoting Continental (Reply 9):
Just pray that GRU has some nice seats to lay on

http://www.sleepinginairports.net/tips.htm

http://www.sleepinginairports.net/casa/saopaulo.htm


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