...depending on timely arrivals of your inbound connecting flights and the attitudes the baggage handlers of the respective airlines bring to work on the day of your flights.
|Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 1):
Sometimes legacy carriers can make your life easier.....
...in theory, at least. More and more, the customer service aspects of the U.S. legacies are being entrusted either to indifferent third party contractors whose overriding concern is doing not one iota more than they must to avoid losing their contracts and poorly-paid airline employees who increasingly have no compelling motivation to do one iota more than they must to avoid being fired -- and sometimes even the prospect of losing their job is of little or no concern. And, in either scenario, understaffing is the norm rather than the exception, which further invites the possibility of misconnection.
While chances are much better than not that your interline checked luggage will be handled properly, in the unlikely event it does not arrive on the same flights with you, be prepared to discover just how much easier (not!!!) legacy carriers can make your life when they put you in the middle of their typical pass-the-buck blame games they typically play when more than one airline is involved.
[Edited 2007-02-18 23:15:54]