In Nov, I am flying ORF-IAD on UA and IAD-LHR on VS. Problem is, these are 2 separate bookings, UA & VS are not partners and therefore my baggage cannot be checked thru to LHR at ORF airport. Most likely, I will have to check-in twice; once for ORF-IAD and once again for IAD-LHR.
Now, US Airways is a VS partner but my ORF-IAD trip is on UA. However, UA has a codeshare agreement with US.
Quite a few of my buddies have had a similar problem, but they suggested going to the airport a bit earlier on departure day and request the check-in agent to use the Interline system (??) and provide a seamless check-in of luggage to the final destination; LHR.
As mentioned before, UA has a codeshare agreement with US and VS is a partner airline with US and not UA. Will this be possible? Please let me know.