Re-claiming checked-in baggage during a connecting flight!?
can anyone help me? will i need to re-claim & re-check in my bags when there is a connecting flight? or will it automatically go through to the final destination? below i have provided my DEPARTURE from HOUSTON and my DEPARTURE from CANADA. and also i will be flying with DELTA AIRLINES. * DEPARTURE FLIGHT --- JULY 3, 2010 --- from HOUSTON, TX From: Houston - Intercontinental (IAH) Houston, TX To: Minneapolis St Paul Intl (MSP) Minneapolis, MN =CONNECTING FLIGHT= From: Minneapolis St Paul Intl (MSP) Minneapolis, MN To: Calgary Intl (YYC) Calgary, AB * RETURNING --- JULY 11, 2010 --- from CANADA From: Calgary Intl (YYC) Calgary, AB To: Minneapolis St Paul Intl (MSP) Minneapolis, MN =CONNECTING FLIGHT= From: Minneapolis St Paul Intl (MSP) Minneapolis, MN To: Houston - Intercontinental (IAH) Houston, TX
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I have never had to recheck my baggage during connecting flight, the airline generally does it for you. They take it off the first plane and stick it on the next. Which is where all the lost luggage comes from, so don't put anything important in you checked luggage. Keep all money and ID on your person. Clothes can be replaced, your passport takes a lot longer.
Going from the US to Calgary, your bags will be checked through all the way to the final destination and you do not need to claim them in Minneapolis. Coming back to the US is a little different. You clear immigration and customs at your first point of arrival (in Minneapolis in your specific case). After you go through passport control, you enter the customs area. there, you will have to pick up your checked bag and carry it past the customs checkpoint. After you're through, there will be a place for you to drop your bag off for delivery to the next flight. It will already be checked to Houston. Then you go to the gate for your next flight. It's not a big deal; I do this several times a year.