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  • dst87 269 posts

    I have a flight tomorrow From Edinburgh to Halifax, NS booked via a corporate TA routing BA to London and then Air Canada to Halifax. Both flights appear in my BA app, and share the same booking reference.

    I was able to check in for my EDI > LHR flight this morning as normal, but cannot check in for the Air Canada leg. When I drop my bags at the BA desk tomorrow morning will they be able to check me in for the Air Canada flight? I understand they should be able to through check my bag (at least I hope so!) so I assume they can give me a boarding pass there too?

    I don’t have a long connection at LHR (2hr) and I need to change from T5 to T2 as well. Slightly anxious about not having my boarding pass already!

    John 1,051 posts

    Have you tried checking in using the Air Canada website/app?

    Do you have an eTA or another visa (or are a CA/US citizen)?

    dst87 269 posts

    Air Canada doesn’t offer my the ability to check in, either on the website or the app. In the app, under “Check-in & boarding pass”, it says “The first flight of your travel is operated by British Airways. To check-in, go to the airline’s website.”

    I have an eTA.

    Andrew. 513 posts

    Ah well, at least the anxiety over the tight connection and lack of boarding pass will keep your mind off taking a Transatlantic 737-Max8.

    NorthernLass 8,270 posts

    Never flown AC but on a few occasions I’ve had issues checking in on different sectors of BA flights with connections, especially TATL. There might be absolutely no reason for it, they might want to manually check your documents, it’s unlikely to be anything to worry about. BA IT might just not be able to cope with a non-OW connecting flight.

    I would just get to EDI in plenty of time so you can put your mind at rest and relax. They will check your bags through and issue your BP at the desk.

    dst87 269 posts

    Ah well, at least the anxiety over the tight connection and lack of boarding pass will keep your mind off taking a Transatlantic 737-Max8.

    Ha! Don’t worry, that fact has been lurking at the back of my mind since I booked. 😬

    Never flown AC but on a few occasions I’ve had issues checking in on different sectors of BA flights with connections, especially TATL. There might be absolutely no reason for it, they might want to manually check your documents, it’s unlikely to be anything to worry about. BA IT might just not be able to cope with a non-OW connecting flight.

    I would just get to EDI in plenty of time so you can put your mind at rest and relax. They will check your bags through and issue your BP at the desk.

    I’ll do that, definitely. My husband is delighted at having to give me a lift to the airport at the wee hours! If I can get the paper board pass for the AC flight in Edinburgh I’m not worried. Thanks!

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