deltagator
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2 Itineraries And Carriers...Can They Interline?

Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:27 am

Hello All,

I am going to Sydney this coming week and I have an ATL-EWR itinerary on Delta and then a separate EWR-SIN-SYD itinerary on Singapore. Can Delta check my bags through all the way so I don't have to reclaim them in EWR just to recheck them 10 minutes later.

Delta couldn't sell me the combined ticket so I purchased the two tickets separately. Will that affect my ability to interline my bags? Thanks in advance for the help.
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EWRCabincrew
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RE: 2 Itineraries And Carriers...Can They Interline?

Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:32 am

Enquire with DL and see if they interline with SQ. If they do (which I am sure they do), they might be able to link the records and have your bags checked through.

Worse case scenario...they say no and you have to check in again with SQ.
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Leskova
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RE: 2 Itineraries And Carriers...Can They Interline?

Mon Sep 04, 2006 2:35 pm

Quoting DeltaGator (Thread starter):
Delta couldn't sell me the combined ticket so I purchased the two tickets separately. Will that affect my ability to interline my bags? Thanks in advance for the help.

If they were smart, they booked both itineraries in one PNR - that way most airlines (though certainly not all) will not cause too much of a hassle...

If there are two separate PNRs (if, for exmple, you booked one though Delta and the other through Singapore - instead of both through the same agent), then there's really not much you can do except re-check your bags: what is sometimes called "linking of records" is nothing but putting a remark into the booking that there's also another itinerary booked for you; whether the person at check-in choses to look for that, or if, indeed, that person is even able to see that other record is rather doubtful.

The one thing that some seem to think is done, but that is technically not possible, is joining two separate PNRs to create a single PNR: you can split one PNR and get two, but you cannot join two to get one.
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RE: 2 Itineraries And Carriers...Can They Interline?

Mon Sep 04, 2006 3:26 pm

Quoting Leskova (Reply 2):
The one thing that some seem to think is done, but that is technically not possible, is joining two separate PNRs to create a single PNR: you can split one PNR and get two, but you cannot join two to get one.

Correct, but what can likely be done, but only at checkin, is that DL can enter your downline space into their PNR and issue the bag tags accordingly. I've done this frequently on domestic itins, but they may balk at an international transfer. Just ask when you check in. Don't bother calling res, as they will most likely tell you no (especially if you're routed to an overseas call center).
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deltagator
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RE: 2 Itineraries And Carriers...Can They Interline?

Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:06 pm

Quoting Searpqx (Reply 3):
Just ask when you check in. Don't bother calling res, as they will most likely tell you no (especially if you're routed to an overseas call center).

Thanks guys. I'll be asking when I check in tonight at ATL. Luckily when I call the reservations line I never get shipped to India because of Medallion status. Her suggestion was to just ask when I get there since she just wasn't sure.
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RE: 2 Itineraries And Carriers...Can They Interline?

Tue Sep 05, 2006 6:21 am

have a save trip!

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RE: 2 Itineraries And Carriers...Can They Interline?

Tue Sep 05, 2006 6:32 am

Should be no problem I think unless this security nonsense recently has changed it. A printout/paper ticket has always been fine for me with separate PNRs, and they can issue a baggage tag.
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