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User currently offlineAI From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 318 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3880 times:

Hi guys,
I will be travelling MAN-BOM in 2 weeks. The itinerary is MAN-LHR on BD & LHR-BOM on VS. Its not 2 different bookings but same tckt/booking.
Will BD be able to check me in right till BOM or will I have to check in again at LHR. What about my luggage ? will BD be able to tag it till BOM or is it collect, transfer terminals at LHR & recheck it in ?

I think I know what the answer is going to be, but am hoping against hope.

Thanks in advance.

AI

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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3865 times:



Quoting AI (Thread starter):
Will BD be able to check me in right till BOM or will I have to check in again at LHR. What about my luggage ? will BD be able to tag it till BOM or is it collect, transfer terminals at LHR & recheck it in ?

One hears rumours that BD won't through check/interline baggage even on the same ticket/PNR if the fare is a cheapy (i.e. one of their "tiny" fares). Best to phone BD and ask them.


User currently offlineSaschaHess From Germany, joined Sep 2005, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3858 times:

hi!

if you are travelling on one ticket, then BD will be able to check your luggage through to your VS flight to BOM. I'm not sure if they can issue your boarding pass for VS. But that shouldn't be a big problem to get that at the VS LHR transfer desk.
I don't know about the terminal change at LHR, but i assume you can stay airside without your boarding card for your connecting flight.
when you have to pass a security checkpoint then your luggage tag and a printout of your itinerary should get you through.

hope that helps...

sascha


User currently offlineBmidispatcher From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3812 times:

If on same booking, it is possible for bmi to print a boarding card for a connection with Virgin. They are also able to do the same when through-checking passengers back on to bmi. Bags can be sent too, so no need to collect at Heathrow.

I believe the bags can always be interlined to another carrier as long as the flights are all on the same ticket/PNR, and minimum connection time is met. The type of fare of any individual sector (tiny or otherwise) does not affect whether or not your baggage can be interlined. It would be different if you had booked a MAN-LHR-MAN bmi Economy Saver (new name for Tiny) tickets, and a separate booking from LHR-BOM-LHR with Virgin.

Hope that makes sense! For more info:
http://www.flybmi.com/bmi/en-gb/plan...ion/check-in/throughcheck-in.aspx?


User currently offlineAI From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3787 times:

Thanks a lot all of you.
I must confess, I am pleasantly surprised. I was almost certain that, as BD & VS do not share an alliance, it would be impossible for BD to check me in for VS flight & allocate a seat & boarding card. The more I think of it, the more surprised I am.
Does it mean that any airline can get into any airline's system & check pax in & allocate seats/boarding cards or is it that BD & VS have some sort of arrangement inspite of not being in the same alliance ?

AI.


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3783 times:



Quoting AI (Reply 4):
I must confess, I am pleasantly surprised. I was almost certain that, as BD & VS do not share an alliance, it would be impossible for BD to check me in for VS flight & allocate a seat & boarding card. The more I think of it, the more surprised I am.

BD and VS have a codeshare arrangement and have probably had through-check set up for years.

Quoting AI (Reply 4):
Does it mean that any airline can get into any airline's system & check pax in & allocate seats/boarding cards or is it that BD & VS have some sort of arrangement inspite of not being in the same alliance ?

"Get into" - not usually. "Talk to" - yes. Inter Airline Through Check-in (IATCI) messages allow one airline's Departure Control system to talk to another airline's Departure Control system to perform check-in, seat allocation and boarding pass issue. The recieving system checks that the passenger exists, that their e-ticket is correct etc, and replies to the querying system with an OK and a seat number. Some airlines also offer IATCI seat maps which allow the querying system agent to select a seat rather than just having it assigned.


User currently offlineAI From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3772 times:

Thanks JGPH1A.
Thats absolutely fascinating. I now feel like how my mother felt when she first saw mobile. SHe just couldnt get her head around the fact that you could talk over a phone that didnt have a wire/cable & wasnt plugged into a socket.

AI


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