|Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 3):|
I find that the majority of the time priority tags make little difference to when bags appear. Flying LX first a few weeks ago, connecting to LX business, my bags came out near the end when I got them in ATH. Often it's not the "priority" tag itself that makes the difference, but the coding on the bag tag. If the code in the tag is correct, it should be loaded into the prioty bag irrespective of their being a colourful tag or not.
|Quoting reifel (Reply 2):|
This is due to differences with i.e. the US, as you don't need to reclaim your bags on first port of entry in the EU area. I.e. you could arrive in ZRH from a flight from Frankfurt, which had connecting travellers from i.e. NYC. You would all get your bags from the same reclaim in ZRH, but the customs guy would know that you can pass and the one with the all white labels could be worth further inspection.
|Quoting LOWS (Reply 4):|
|Quoting ikramerica (Reply 6):|
So let's say that I fly LAX-MUC-ZRH, I don't claim bags in MUC and then recheck them? I simply clear immigration at MUC, connect to my ZRH flight and then collect my bags once and clear customs in ZRH?
|Quoting roberts87 (Reply 8):|
Correct. If you are connecting in a Schengen country to a Schengen country you clear customs at your final destination, in this case ZRH.
|Quoting reifel (Reply 10):|
Yes, that's how it works in Europe (and in quite a few other countries, too... ) . No US bashing (and no CA bashing either), but this also explains why European - especially unused travellers - actually dislike to transfer in the US.
|Quoting ikramerica (Reply 11):|
Someone else was saying that at LHR and MUC both you have to go through security screening when entering from the USA even to change planes (or other non-Shen), but it sounds like it's not true at MUC, only LHR? Doesn't make sense to me...
|Quoting reifel (Reply 2):|
Means, when i.e. you arrive in ZRH and leave the bag claim area they would now that you boarded your flight at an EU airport and therefore no bag check is required.
|Quoting AustrianZRH (Reply 13):|
Bad example . On arrival in ZRH, it doesn't matter if your flight has originated in the EU or not as Switzerland is not part of the European Union, only of the Schengen area. Meaning that there is NO free movement of goods between the EU and CH, thus customs fees are charged. Your point holds for CDG/LHR/FRA-MUC vs NYC-CDG/LHR/FRA-MUC or a similar itinerary with the last leg within the European Union!
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