Off soon and unable to find an answer but will Cathay be able to check my bags through from Hong Kong to Geneva via Paris with the Paris to Geneva flight on a seperate ticket?

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henrus

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Member since 23 Oct 2013

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Off soon and unable to find an answer but will Cathay be able to check my bags through from Hong Kong to Geneva via Paris with the Paris to Geneva flight on a seperate ticket?

I know it would be possible with a flight like HKG-CDG-HEL as HEL is on the list of approved airports but Geneva and other Swiss airports are not on the list as they're not apart of the EU.

ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/resources/documents/list_airports.pdf

TomGoddardd

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Member since 15 Dec 2014

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Nope, if was booked all under the one ticket then yes, in most cases you will find the airlines will refuse to co-operate with one-another under different alliances (assuming you are travelling with Swiss)

henrus

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Member since 23 Oct 2013

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Unfortunately its on a seperate ticket with Air France

I was kind of hoping they may or may at least have a go at the premium checkin counter.

Serg

QFF

Member since 12 Apr 2013

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Ask politely, but chanсes are very slim - they in different alliances.

cdirnber

Member since 23 May 2012

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If it is in the same PNR it should be OK to check the lugguage through as all airlines will be able to 'see' the itinerary/flights in their computer systems.  Even if it is not, they can ut the flight into the computer system for priting the baggage tag manually, but one has the beg a lot (or have high FF status).  This at least has been my experience.

Richard Brown

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If you have a few hours in Paris, why not play it safe and pick your luggage up and then re-check it in for your connecting flight. Will kill some time and also there is less chance of your luggage going astray. That aside, the technology is there to check your luggage all the way through. The check-in agent can do it if they feel inclined, so assume the worst, ask nicely and you may be in for a pleasant surprise. Alternatively, fly with Cathay to Zurich and take the train to Geneva.

henrus

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The flight is in 10 days so its a bit hard now to change to the Zurich flight, But I will keep that in mind for next time.

Atzeri

Etihad

Member since 03 Jun 2015

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A year ago

Had a similar itinerary SYD HKG with CX  and then from HKG  with AF and AZ, Cathay checked the bags all the way through. staff at the check in were very very helpful 

good luck

hutch

Member since 07 Oct 2012

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Same ticket or seperate tickets?

Atzeri

Etihad

Member since 03 Jun 2015

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Separate 

bdsl

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It's worth a try in politely asking. I remmeber that I was able to get my bags all the way from CBR to MPL even though it involved different airline alliances. 

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