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User currently offlineOhthedrama747 From UK - Scotland, joined Jan 2005, 291 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2108 times:

Hi there,

I've had a look on BA.com but I can't seem to find what I'm after. I'm flying EDI - MCO via LGW on 04/09 and I'm just wondering what exactly is going to be required on the luggage side of things.

I plan to check in online to get a decent seat and was just wondering if the luggage tags will give notice that the bags are checked all the way through to MCO?

I know it sounds stupid but I just want to make absolutely sure. I only have an hour between landing and boarding at Gatwick so won't have time to worry about the luggage. I phoned BA to check if that time is acceptable and the rep said yes and that she herself had made it comfortably.

Finally, somewhat unrelated. How do you find out the price to possibly upgrade to WT+?

Sorry if any of these answers are obvious on the website but I'm low on sleep.

Cheers,

G

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User currently offlineNomadd22 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 1864 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2095 times:

The last time I had a connection that came in Heathrow and left Gatwick they told me my luggage would follow me through. I finally got it three weeks later with a note from US Customs thanking me for the Cuban cigars.


Andy Goetsch
User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2090 times:

Bags will be tagged all the way to MCO.
If you have 2 seperate tickets, sometimes thye can be funny at check in and refuse to check you all the way but as both flights are on BA i see no problem



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User currently offlineOhTheDrama747 From UK - Scotland, joined Jan 2005, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2069 times:



Quoting Nomadd22 (Reply 1):

Oh well, if that happens then it's time to hit Florida Mall...


User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3706 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1983 times:



Quoting Nomadd22 (Reply 1):
The last time I had a connection that came in Heathrow and left Gatwick they told me my luggage would follow me through. I finally got it three weeks later with a note from US Customs thanking me for the Cuban cigars.

There used to be a bonded truck that would transfer luggage between LHR and LGW but that is no more. It is the passengers responsibility to clear customs and move that luggage.

Quoting Ohthedrama747 (Thread starter):
Finally, somewhat unrelated. How do you find out the price to possibly upgrade to WT+?

If you go into 'Manage My Booking' there is a link within the options about upgrading a class, but it might be greyed out.

Paying to upgrade after booking on BA isn't cheap/easy for discount tickets. You can call ticketing and get it done in advance but you'll be paying full WT+ fare, this is probably little different to what you'll get at the airport or on the day from Gatwick.

On the day from Orlando you might have more luck. From a few different airports stateside I've seen signs up at check-in noting upgrade prices. From IAD-LHR (my most regular route) I've seen prices as low as $150 listed. My gut feeling is that when this happens the flight is overbooked down the back and instead of handing seats out for free the airline is trying to extract some revenue from the situation.

Quoting Ohthedrama747 (Thread starter):
I plan to check in online to get a decent seat and was just wondering if the luggage tags will give notice that the bags are checked all the way through to MCO?

Wonder if the luggage tags will notice?  Confused When you check-in online just say you don't know how many bags you want to check. Then when you get to the airport just make sure the tags have LGW and MCO on them before they go down the conveyor belt...



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User currently offlineOhTheDrama747 From UK - Scotland, joined Jan 2005, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1926 times:



Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 4):
Wonder if the luggage tags will notice? Confused When you check-in online just say you don't know how many bags you want to check. Then when you get to the airport just make sure the tags have LGW and MCO on them before they go down the conveyor belt...

Give notice. As in say on them EDI - LGW - MCO. A very nice gentleman who works at LHR explained that this is in fact the case so nothing to worry about.

As I said I've never transferred before and so I am slightly apprenhensive that my luggage will not follow.

Thanks for the answers!

G


User currently offlineHeeBeeGB From Finland, joined Sep 2007, 424 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1889 times:

Checkin online and when you get to the airport just let the checkin agent know you want your bags tagged all the way throught to MCO, and just take a glance at the tags being put on your bags to confirm they have LGW MCO on them, once thats done you just follow flight connections at LGW and your bags will follow, 1 hour is a relatively tight connection onto a longhaul, it is fine if your inbound isnt delayed however.

With regards to a WTP upgrade, log into manage my booking and see what the price would be to upgrade online before hand, at LGW, if there are enough spare seats in WTP a £150 e/w offer is available, as you are coming in from EDI I don't know whether they are able to do that for you at EDI or whether you can do it at the BA flight connecttions desk at LGW.


User currently offlineLGWspeedbird From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 459 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1811 times:



Quoting HeeBeeGB (Reply 6):
BA flight connecttions desk at LGW.

Yup you can ask the staff if the special u/g is available which is GBP150.

And if your worried about your bags you can ask at the gate to check if your bags have made it, just ask the gate staff.



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User currently offlineAirNZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1795 times:



Quoting Nomadd22 (Reply 1):
The last time I had a connection that came in Heathrow and left Gatwick they told me my luggage would follow me through. I finally got it three weeks later with a note from US Customs thanking me for the Cuban cigars.

Sorry, but I don't quite understand your post. The thread is about EDI-LGW-MCO, and which is entirely different from inbound to LHR and then outbound from LGW.......what's the relevance or comparison?


User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1778 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1767 times:

Hi, as long as the check-in agent in EDI tags your bags with LGW and MCO they will be sent straight through to your final destination. TBH. they'll probably be on the aircraft before you

Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 4):
Paying to upgrade after booking on BA isn't cheap/easy for discount tickets. You can call ticketing and get it done in advance but you'll be paying full WT+ fare,

Depending on the ticket he has and the availability on the day determines the price of the
upgrade. He may not neccessarily pay to upgrade to a full fare W class and may be able to upgrade to a T class apex ticket. (although the closer to the day of departure the more likely he will need to upgrade to W)

Quoting OhTheDrama747 (Reply 5):
As I said I've never transferred before and so I am slightly apprenhensive that my luggage will not follow.

LGW is a really good airport for connecting and through personal experience 1 hour will be plenty of time if your domestic flight is on schedule.

Quoting LGWspeedbird (Reply 7):
And if your worried about your bags you can ask at the gate to check if your bags have made it, just ask the gate staff.

I was just about to suggest that. LGW staff are really helpful as well and they'll do what they can to assist

Quoting AirNZ (Reply 8):
Sorry, but I don't quite understand your post. The thread is about EDI-LGW-MCO, and which is entirely different from inbound to LHR and then outbound from LGW.......what's the relevance or comparison?

I noticed that also but was chose to ignore it as it wasn't relevant  Smile



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