i hope this is the right forum as i really need advice on this potential problem.
i am flying MAN-HEL-BKK in a few weeks. i only have 1 hour change in HEL and usually the aircraft is parked at the far end of the airport therefore it takes time to get back to the terminal.
i have used HEL on several times when flying onto tallinn and on 4 occassions my bags got delayed in HEL and came on a later flight to Estonia.
when i get to BKK i have a flight on a seperate booking (go through customs and check back in) onto Ko Samui approx 3 hours later.
if my bag does not turn up from HEL then i assume it will be a day later i assume and i will already be in Ko Samui.
1. will the baggage get sent down to Ko Samui airport via the different airline? i don't think it would as the ticket was booked seperately to the Finnair flights
2. will the lost baggage keep my bag for 6 days till i get back?
3. should i therefore pack most of my clothes in my hand baggage?
thanks for your help