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Multi city, different airlines, booked separately?

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Multi city, different airlines, booked separately?

Heres my scenario:

7am flight on Cayman Airlines, arrive in Miami 9:40 am. I booked, separate an American Airlines flight for 11:05 am from Miami to SFO. Same Day.

How do you get your checked bags transferred between airlines, without having to pick them up at baggage claim and do it yourself?

Thank you

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1. Re: Multi city, different airlines, booked separately?

Most likely, you don't.

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2. Re: Multi city, different airlines, booked separately?

thats what im worried about :)

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3. Re: Multi city, different airlines, booked separately?

One does not get luggage transferred on most airlines so do it the old fashioned way. Please take it yourself Do read the top question on flying with separate tickets and the risk associated with that

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You can't, and I think that's pretty risky booking on two separate tickets.

I don't think you'll make your second flight.

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5. Re: Multi city, different airlines, booked separately?

If coming from the Cayman Islands don't you have to do immigration and customs when you land in Miami? I didn't think they had US pre clearance there but I suppose I could be wrong?

You definitely canNOT do immigration,customs, recheck luggage and do security in only 1 hour. NO way will you make your 2nd flight. You will need to buy a new ticket at that point or you need to pay a change fee and do that now.

Silver Spring...
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6. Re: Multi city, different airlines, booked separately?

No US preclearance at GCM.

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7. Re: Multi city, different airlines, booked separately?

I didn't think so ! That means jennr2z will definitely NOT make the 2nd flight!! Not possible!

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8. Re: Multi city, different airlines, booked separately?

You don't. If you want the airline to transfer your luggage through for you you have to book one ticket all the way through, even partner airlines will do this. Separate tickets is the same as arriving home and leaving again you get to do everything to complete one flight and start the next. Connection time gonna be an issue may wanna look into that now.

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OP will never ever make the second flight. They need to change it now, or be prepared to purchase a ticket when they get through immigration and customs in Miami.

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10. Re: Multi city, different airlines, booked separately?

Why does it take 2 hours and 40 minutes to fly from Cayman to Miami? Are you sure about this itinerary?

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