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Air Berlin & British Airways Baggage Question
I’ve searched the internet, FlyerTalk, the Air Berlin website, the British Airways website, and this forum to no avail, so I’m hoping someone here can help me. (I know I could call BA and AB but frankly I feel like you folks probably know better.) Here goes . . .
We are flying from LHR to TXL on BA. The next day, we are flying from TXL to ORD on AB. In order to accommodate my ridiculous fondness for mince pies (please don’t judge me!) and family fondness for various British jams and jellies, we would like to be able to check a bag from LHR through to ORD without picking it up in Berlin so we don’t have to lose precious Berlin time waiting for a bag to appear.
I can’t figure out whether AB and BA have an agreement to do this without our having to pick up and recheck the bag. I know they’re both part of One World, but does anyone have experience with this? Or can anyone tell me they definitely won’t do this, so I better not buy all the jams I was considering?
Thank you for any help!
Googled “AB and BA interlining”
First hit is this
How long is the time between flights in Berlin? You wrote next day?
How did I not find that after 30 minutes?! Thanks very much.
The flights are about 15 hours apart.
[USER=735]@CheapSk8[/USER] — Although they have an interline agreement, my [I]guess[/I] is that air berlin won’t accept the bags for that long of a layover. You can certainly try, but I’ve had issues with connections of five hours. So it could really go either way, and I don’t think you’ll know for sure until check-in, unfortunately.
That being said, the operation in Berlin is otherwise pretty efficient, so if you [I]do[/I] have to collect a bag, it shouldn’t take long at all.