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  • BajiNahid 169 posts

    Hi guys,

    Travelling BA from EDI to LHR and then after a few hours i will be travelling from LHR to LAX with United Airlines.

    I wanted to ask if BA and UA had an interline agreement at all so i could check through baggage from EDI, all the way through and collect it at LAX.

    Both are separate itineraries however.

    Appreciate the help!

    BA Flyer IHG Stayer 2,272 posts

    On separate tickets they won’t interline.

    VALittleRed 122 posts

    BA don’t even interline separate tickets all on BA metal! so don’t expect them to do so here

    Andrew. 514 posts

    “After a few hours”.

    What’s the actual timings? It doesn’t sound like you’ve left enough time to arrive, wait for and collect luggage, transfer to T2 by Tube or Train, check-in/check bags, go through security…

    Anyone know if domestics have settled down a bit with their reliability?

    NorthernLass 8,274 posts

    Night before, especially on separate bookings! The mere suggestion of doing a same-day connection with checked bags on different PNRs makes me hyperventilate. I would suggest OP checks whether they can move the domestic leg.

    BajiNahid 169 posts

    “After a few hours”.

    What’s the actual timings? It doesn’t sound like you’ve left enough time to arrive, wait for and collect luggage, transfer to T2 by Tube or Train, check-in/check bags, go through security…

    Anyone know if domestics have settled down a bit with their reliability?

    Domestics are absolutely fine with reliability especially from EDI that is me saying with experience.

    And theres an 8 hour connection between my flights so plenty of time.

    BajiNahid 169 posts

    Night before, especially on separate bookings! The mere suggestion of doing a same-day connection with checked bags on different PNRs makes me hyperventilate. I would suggest OP checks whether they can move the domestic leg.

    Haha I understand the hyperventilation however I’ve an 8 hour connection and its a risk i will be willing to take on.

    BajiNahid 169 posts

    BA don’t even interline separate tickets all on BA metal! so don’t expect them to do so here

    First time I’ve heard of this and of course BA don’t allow it. Its BA afterall

    NorthernLass 8,274 posts

    Night before, especially on separate bookings! The mere suggestion of doing a same-day connection with checked bags on different PNRs makes me hyperventilate. I would suggest OP checks whether they can move the domestic leg.

    Haha I understand the hyperventilation however I’ve an 8 hour connection and its a risk i will be willing to take on.

    Ok but have a Plan B (and possibly C) thought out beforehand in case of any delays/cancellations on the day of travel, in case BA does their usual trick of offering you a flight the next day (or possibly the day after that)!

    BA Flyer IHG Stayer 2,272 posts

    BA don’t even interline separate tickets all on BA metal! so don’t expect them to do so here

    First time I’ve heard of this and of course BA don’t allow it. Its BA afterall

    It’s been BA policy since 2016 and IB and AA have the same policy within One World since that’s the OW policy.

    It gets mentioned on here on an almost weekly basis.

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