|Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 3):|
although on the return sector it is unlikely BA will do the same as it is their policy not to do this, although Bmi don't have a strict policy like BA do, so chances are they will do it.
|Quoting AvianceGirlUK (Reply 1):|
Ok.. well BD will NOT check in your luggage through to DXB on BA.. Unless its a miracle
|Quoting Carduelis (Reply 11):|
the inbound and outbound sectors will only be available to the BD and BA agents if the two sectors are booked, in accordance with IATA, on the same itinerary (same PNR).
|Quoting Algoz (Reply 14):|
British Airways will NOT through check bags if the customer has a separate ticket. Daily we have customers who miss their connections at LHR for this reason. It is an appalling lack of customer service.
Admittedly they are not required to do so, but how you can you balance this against treating your customers properly. BA in general are a good airline but in interline relations they continue to demonstrate an extremely cavalier attitude. There is no need for the onward flight to be in the system. All automated baggage tagging systems have the capability of adding information manually. At my airlines, all employees are trained to ask the customer "What is your final destination today?", and to tag the bag accordingly.