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Linking flights

Linking flights

  1. Mick

    I know there was an article about this recently but I have parents in law arriving from Sydney into Dallas on qf in July and I wanted to link some American flights to chicago. Ie create one ticket so bags could go straight to chicago. Is that at all possible now? Also if the qantas flight gets delayed will they be looked after for their connecting flight as all one world?


  2. MidSouthSkier

    Have they already bought the ticket on QF? To be sure the bags would be checked all the way through you’d need to change that ticket (which would likely incur fees) and add on the flight to Chicago. In this situation they would definitely be accommodated on a later flight to ORD.

    That being said, they might find a nice agent in SYD who would link the flights so that their bags would connect. However they’d be left on their own to work with AA to get on a later flight in case of a late flight from SYD.

    However as I look at Flight Aware for that particular flight (assuming it’s QF 7) it seems like it’s a rare thing for it to be more than 15 minutes late. I suppose one of the advantages of such a long flight is there’s more time in the air to make up for a late departure!

  3. Mick

    Thanks mate. That’s very helpful. They need time on the ground to have a gin and tonic in the lounge at Dallas 🙂

    Basically they got a good paid business companion fare from Sydney to Dallas on qantas but to add the American leg as one ticket was 2500$ for two passengers. When the fare on American in first is listed as $1200?!

  4. Mick

    Ie 1200$ for two pax. Qantas wanted to charge double

  5. David W

    Actually, on arrival at DFW, they have to get bags anyway because of US Customs, even if bags are thru-checked. It’s very annoying.

  6. Mick

    Yes indeed David. Just thought about that. But at least the bags will be ticketed. So get off claim and hand straight over. I worry they’ll have to exit and then go check in again

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