Int'l Flight with Int'l connection, what do I do with my luggage?
Topic: Suitcase sizes for airlines
July 15, 2019 / By Denver Question:
I bought my airfare for this trip on cheapoair so I didn't buy the connecting flights separately or anything. I leave Nashville on American Airlines with a layover in Chicago continuing on American Airlines. From Chicago I go to Brussels Belgium in Brussels I switch to Brussels airlines to go to Berlin Germany.
What do I do with my luggage? When I check it at Nashville will it just appear in Berlin for me? Or will I have to pick it up in Brussels and re-check it? Also which size restrictions do I need to go by? The Brussels airlines restrictions are alot smaller than American and I'm going to be gone for a month. But since I am starting out on American will Brussels let me have my larger suitcase?
Any help is appreciated I'm really freaking out I have never even flown before..
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Ben | 10 days ago
American Airlines and Brussels Airlines are partners and do have baggage agreements. This means when you check-in for your flight in Nashville, American will check your bags all the way through to your final destination, Berlin. But do verify that when you are checking in, your bags should be tagged "BRU" and "BER" before they get whisked away on the conveyor belt.
The reason Brussels Airlines has a smaller size restriction is because of the type of aircraft they fly between Brussels and Berlin, a medium prop airplane, an AJ85 or AJ100. You won't be charged extra baggage fees because you'll have checked in with American but its possible that not all your baggage will make it through to Berlin at the same time as you do. If you're staying in Berlin for a month its probably not a problem if it arrives on the next flight and is delivered to your hotel or where ever your staying. But if some of your luggage doesn't arrive you'll have to go to the baggage office near baggage claim and go through the process of delayed or lost luggage, its a pain. I've had to do it in the past many times, I've never permanently lost luggage but it sure does happen. Strongly suggest you pack for the smaller restriction for that reason.
However, you could be charged extra baggage fees when you check-in with Brussels Airlines on the return flight.
If you've never flown before I can assure you that you're probably packing way too much. Suggest you lay everything out you plan to take, then remove 1/2 of it and only pack what remains. Trust me you'll still have more than you really need.
Some packing tips. Just ask yourself a few questions. How many times do I really plan to wear this? Does it match and go with other items in my wardrobe? Mostly colorwise, never pack anything thats standalone or some kind of specialty item unless you're going to a wedding or something. Does it launder well? Dry fast? If it needs special care, alot of ironing leave it home.
For shoes, they take up an incredible amount of space. Again stick with things that go with most other things, leave specialty shoes that only go with one outfit at home.
Lastly for toiletries and other items you can buy it there. Don't load up on everything you think you might need, concentrate on only what you truly need.
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I don't think u have to worry about any thing. I have flown to other countries with connecting or direct.
The best thing to do is call ceapoair or AA to confirm before u get into the plain.
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