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  • AL 619 posts

    I am due to fly YVR-LHR and LHR-BRU on two PNRs with BA. The LHR connection is about 90mins – but I’d rather spend that in Galleries than at T5 bag drop! Is it possible to have my hold luggage interlined across two PNRs? I’m aware that it might not have been in the past, but the last I heard about this was some time ago.

    SamG 1,684 posts

    If your details match up in the bookings (BA exec club number etc) then it may be offered at check in by the system, but the agent cannot do anything otherwise

    90mins is really unlikely to be possible to collect bags and get back through conformance so you really need to make another plan. Either fly hand luggage only (and even then it’s tight – BA/Heathrow seem to have a staff shortage at the moment so delays getting disembarked etc are not at all uncommmon) or reschedule your LHR-BRU flight

    Matt 355 posts

    Your chances of making the second flight rely on it being delayed, and on travelling hand baggage only. If you have checked bags there is no way you will be on the second flight.

    BA haven’t interlined across separate PNRs for several years, although there are occasional reports of it being allowed.

    davefl 1,400 posts

    Your chances of making the second flight rely on it being delayed, and on travelling hand baggage only. If you have checked bags there is no way you will be on the second flight.

    BA haven’t interlined across separate PNRs for several years, although there are occasional reports of it being allowed.

    And I’m sure there’s absolutely no operational reason why they can’t, it’s just BA being BA.

    I had a lovely Delta agent at PHX offer to interline from a cash economy ticket to my Virgin UC miles ticket the other day. I didn’t ask, she offered when I explained why my bag was a bit overweight. She even let me off with 4 pounds of excess after I transferred 6 to my second bag.

    Mouse 190 posts

    Your chances of making the second flight rely on it being delayed, and on travelling hand baggage only. If you have checked bags there is no way you will be on the second flight.

    BA haven’t interlined across separate PNRs for several years, although there are occasional reports of it being allowed.

    And I’m sure there’s absolutely no operational reason why they can’t, it’s just BA being BA.

    I had a lovely Delta agent at PHX offer to interline from a cash economy ticket to my Virgin UC miles ticket the other day. I didn’t ask, she offered when I explained why my bag was a bit overweight. She even let me off with 4 pounds of excess after I transferred 6 to my second bag.

    Surely it’s because if they interline your luggage and mess up then it’s a cost for them whereas if you transfer your own luggage and mess up then it’s a cost for you. They could do it, but would either need to charge a fee (complex and confusing for customers) or increase all ticket prices (which would cost money in lost business).

    ChrisC 956 posts

    This has been BA policy since 2016 not to interline on separate tickets.

    Same as AA.

    So it’s hardly a new thing.

    They clearly can and do interline when the trip is on a single booking.

    That other airlines do it is neither here nor there.

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