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Linking separate reservations on United
Hi everyone – We purchased award seats from OPO – EWR and then intend to purchase revenue tickets from EWR to PIT the same day (PIT is our home airport.) Once the revenue tickets are purchased, is there a way for the airline to link the two reservations together in their system? Our award seats are on United with Mileage Plus miles and we will book the revenue leg on United as well.
We decided on this strategy because we couldn’t find award space all the way through from OPO – PIT.
You can call and ask them to do that but there’s no guarantee they’ll check your bags all the way through for you, if that was your hope. But at least it will make them aware of your flight situation should your OPO-EWR flight be delayed.
It shouldn’t be an issue! You can either call ahead, or at the airport they should be able to do it as well, as long as you have all the information on you (including e-ticket number, booking reference, and flight number). Just bring your itinerary with you, and present it to the check-in agent. They can link the two reservations together on their systems, and should be able to check your luggage through to the final destination at least that’s how it works at my airline. I deal with separate bookings very regularly