Gabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3779 posts, RR: 10 Posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2750 times:
I have a reservation on NZ38 to HKG leaving LHR at 2115, and wanted to book a connecting flight from Edinburgh (BD 61, arriving into LHR at 1745). If I book the BD flights on the BD website, will NZ and BD let me join the PNRs together so I can check in my bags in EDI, and get both boarding passes without having to recheck in in LHR? Or will I have to get NZ to book the BD connection on my existing booking? I have a Silver Star Alliance card if that makes a difference. Thanks
Zkojh From China, joined Sep 2004, 1859 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2710 times:
the answer will be NO (it does state this on the BD web site)
'through check-in policy
If you have booked connecting journeys using separate tickets, we no longer offer the facility of through check-in or through tagging of baggage. Only passengers with flight itineraries issued on a single ticket with one booking reference will qualify for the through check-in service, subject to minimum connection times. This policy applies to all connecting flights (bmi to bmi, bmi to other carriers and all codeshare flights). Passengers choosing to purchase separate tickets should allow sufficient time to collect any baggage and check-in again for onward flights.'