Question for anyone in the know about FRA.
My wife and a friend of hers will be traveling from SPU-ZAG-FRA-IAD early next month. At FRA, they will have 90 minutes between the arrival of their OU flight from ZAG, and the departure of their LH flight to IAD.
They are not ticketed on one itinerary, meaning the OU tickets and the LH/UA tickets (they are United passangers on the LH codeshare flight) are seperate. Since this is the case, will they be able to get baggage checked at SPU through FRA onto the LH flight back to IAD? Does it matter that the tickets are seperate (the LHUA tickets are E tickets)? Will OU do an interline baggage check to an LH/UA flight?
If they have to collect their baggage at FRA, will they have enough time to get over to LHUA to check in for the IAD flight? Can they remain "transit passengers" even if they have to collect checked baggage?
I ask because on a prior travel experience on OU, the agent at DBV refused to interline check my baggage through LHR home to IAD on BA.
Thanks in advance!