therealcj96
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Transfer Checked Baggage Allowance?

Sat May 04, 2019 3:21 pm

Hi everyone,

Just had a question regarding the checked baggage allowance airlines offer.

Suppose that 2 people are traveling on the exact same flight, and both have a checked baggage allowance of 25kg. Person A has baggage weighing 10kg, hence 15kg to spare, while Person B has baggage weighing 40kg, hence they need 15kg extra. Can Person A, after having checked in, transfer the remaining 15kg of their baggage allowance to Person B? So when Person B checks in, they are allowed to check in a total of 25 + 15 = 40 kg?

From a purely technical standpoint, do airlines allow this? What are the specific rules regarding this?

Thanks in advance!
 
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Re: Transfer Checked Baggage Allowance?

Sat May 04, 2019 6:43 pm

No. Only if they travel on the same reservation (=checking in at the same time).
 
nws2002
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Re: Transfer Checked Baggage Allowance?

Sat May 04, 2019 7:15 pm

Depends on the airline and the agent. I've never seen agents allow it unless the two passengers are traveling together. They don't always require them on the same reservation number, but at least be friends or family that are traveling together. I've also never seen an airline publicly publish a policy allowing it. Although I do know of at least one airline that has an internal policy allowing it.

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