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Please help! Quick question about luggage on EY AUH-JFK

Please help! Quick question about luggage on EY AUH-JFK

  1. SeattleTodd

    Hello!

    We’ll be flying EY HKG-AUH-JFK. I know there’s the US Customs pre-clearance in AUH. What happens with our luggage along this journey? Do we have to reclaim it in AUH and bring it through the customs pre-clearance?

    What if we were to continue on AA from JFK-SEA (as part of the same reservation)? Since we’ve already gone through customs by the time we land in JFK, would we have to get our luggage or would it be transferred for us to the AA flight to SEA?

    Last question: What if we were to fly DL JFK-SEA on a separate reservation. What’s the chance we could convince EY to interline the bags for us onto DL? (We’re traveling J HKG-AUH and F AUH-JFK, if that matters.) Trying to figure out how tight a DL connection we could make in JFK — with great luck, it leaves from the same terminal that EY arrives in! So if we don’t have to deal with our bags, we should be able to make a tight connection, right?

    Thanks so much,
    Todd

  2. Gaurav

    In my experience we did not have to reclaim luggage in AUH. When we passed through preclearance the officer actually had photographs of our bags and we just had to confirm that they were ours.

    Transiting JFK we had to pick up our bags and recheck them to AA. I’m not sure if EY has and interline agreement with DL. Your chances of being able to interline will depend on that fact and the competence of the agent that checks you in.

  3. David W

    Based on the image Tiffany posted at [URL]http://asklucky.onemileatatime.com/threads/award-changes-interlining-bags.6982/[/URL] it looks like EY should be able to check bags onto DL. However, since it’ll be separate tickets, I think it probably depends on the agent, like [USER=79]@Gaurav[/USER] said.

    [USER=7]@Tiffany[/USER] – What’s the minimum domestic connection time at JFK? Even if you build in a tight connection, it might not be legal which might further prevent interlining bags or your bags not making it on the flight, even if you did.

  4. Anonymous

    Well, that screenshot was technically for the interline agreements of Garuda, since that’s what you were asking about at that time 🙂

    Etihad [I]does not[/I] interline with Delta (Delta doesn’t interline with anyone when they can avoid it):

    [ATTACH=full]125[/ATTACH]

    Here are the minimum connection times between EY and DL at JFK — technically an hour would be fine without bags, but I’d plan on 1.45 if you have to claim your bags and re-clear security:

    [ATTACH=full]126[/ATTACH]

  5. David W

    Oh whoops!

    I find it funny DL can issue tickets and interlines with EK and QR but not EY.

    I feel like JFK T4 can be a zoo so plan for more time. Maybe grab some Shake Shack while waiting airside 🙂 (the location further down Delta’s T4 extension is much less crowded than the one closer to security)

  6. SeattleTodd

    Thanks, Tiffany. I really appreciate the info. I know that DL is bad about interlining; is it always symmetric? Is there no chance we could sweet talk the EY agent into interlining our bags for us?

    Given bad luck with connection times at JFK to SEA, not being able to take our planned DL connection means a reallllllly long layover after 24+ hours of flying HKG-AUH-JFK.

  7. SeattleTodd

    Thanks, Tiffany. I really appreciate the info. I know that DL is bad about interlining; is it always symmetric? Is there no chance we could sweet talk the EY agent into interlining our bags for us?

    Given bad luck with connection times at JFK to SEA, not being able to take our planned DL connection means a reallllllly long layover after 24+ hours of flying HKG-AUH-JFK.

  8. SeattleTodd

    Thanks, Tiffany. I really appreciate the info. I know that DL is bad about interlining; is it always symmetric? Is there no chance we could sweet talk the EY agent into interlining our bags for us?

    Given bad luck with connection times at JFK to SEA, not being able to take our planned DL connection means a reallllllly long layover after 24+ hours of flying HKG-AUH-JFK.

  9. SeattleTodd

    Thanks, Tiffany. I really appreciate the info. I know that DL is bad about interlining; is it always symmetric? Is there no chance we could sweet talk the EY agent into interlining our bags for us?

    Given bad luck with connection times at JFK to SEA, not being able to take our planned DL connection means a reallllllly long layover after 24+ hours of flying HKG-AUH-JFK.

  10. David W

    Since there is no interline agreement, no amount of sweet talking would work because EY’s system wouldn’t be able to process it at all. I imagine one of the following scenarios if the agent tried – DL record wouldnt show up at all, an error message pops up or there wouldnt even be an option to select DL.

    It does suck though – there isnt a direct flight from JFK to Seattle between 11am and 5pm

  11. SeattleTodd

    [QUOTE=”David W, post: 18845, member: 29″]Since there is no interline agreement, no amount of sweet talking would work because EY’s system wouldn’t be able to process it at all. I imagine one of the following scenarios if the agent tried – DL record wouldnt show up at all, an error message pops up or there wouldnt even be an option to select DL.

    It does suck though – there isnt a direct flight from JFK to Seattle between 11am and 5pm[/QUOTE]

    Arggh — thanks. So I guess I’d better switch our reservation to the 4pm DL JFK-SEA nonstop as a backup if no better flights get scheduled before next March, since it sounds like there’s almost no way we could make the 11:05am flight with a 10:10am scheduled arrival on EY from AUH, since we’d have to get our bags and re-check them. Way too risky, right? In fact, I couldn’t clearly tell what DL’s bag check cutoff time is — they say 60 minutes at JFK for checking in with bags, but we could be check ourselves in from during the EY flight. If we’re already checked in, how close to departure would DL accept bags for the 11:05am flight?

  12. Gaurav

    I would not book a 55 minute connection at JFK.That’s just asking for trouble.

  13. David W

    [QUOTE=”SeattleTodd, post: 18854, member: 128″]they say 60 minutes at JFK for checking in with bags,[/QUOTE]

    I’d assume that’s the cutoff for the bags too, even if you check in ahead of time.

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