Member since 02 Dec 2014
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Im travelling on UA307 (Baltimore-Los Angeles) and connecting to QF15 Los Angeles - Brisbane), all booked on the same ticket on Qantas.com. The layover in LAX is approximatley 3hrs. Will this give me enough time to get from United's terminal to TBIT? and will my bags be checked through the whole way, or will I need to re check them in? - thanks
Member since 21 Apr 2012
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3h is more than enough time for you to collect your bags, walk over to TBIT and re-check with Qantas. The walk from United's terminal is a lot longer than the walk from AA Terminal 4 but it's definitely do-able.
I would not bother to check bags through at BWI for the following reasons:
Important point though is that you can check through all the way at BWI, and get boarding passes BUT request the agent to short-check your bags to LAX. That way if the BWI/LAX is delayed and you're at the risk of missing the LAX/BNE connection, the QF agents are aware and you'e on their radar (as opposed to a no show).
Member since 07 Oct 2012
Total posts 761
If it's all the same ticket your bags will be checked in the whole way. Yes, as TRB points out, your bags can be lost... but I would suggest that is the exception rather than the rule.
The time saving and not having to worry about carrying the luggage is worth checking it in all the way through at BWI.
hutch is correct in that your bags can be checked through all the way and lost baggage is an exception rather than the rule. I'm just a bit of a control freak and want to make sure I dont get pangs of anxiety on the 14h flight across the Pacific :p
A trans-pacific crossing can be one of the most relaxing flights ever, when you're able to get in the zone.
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Member since 23 Oct 2013
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The baggage service in LAX is really good
We were flying Phoenix to LA to AKL to BNE on 2 seperate tickets the delta staff in phoenix tagged our bags all the way through to BNE and our first flight was in First, Premium Economy, Business with Delta -> NZ -> NZ
In Brisbane the Skyteam priority tags worked like a charm coming out before the business class bags cause it had "First Class" on it
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