Two ticket layover


Dec 3rd, 2012, 12:29 PM
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Two ticket layover

First time poster, thank you in advance!

I posted a few questions to other sites and got completely opposing answers. Help!

We have been given Delta Sky Miles to travel from MSP-LAX, we'd then buy tickets from LAX to OGG. We know we'd need to plan ample time for the switch. We'll fly Hawaiian on the 2nd leg.

Will we have to claim baggage, exit, and re-enter through security etc while in L.A.?

Is there a better way to handle this?

Thank you for any & all advice!
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Dec 3rd, 2012, 01:35 PM
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Check out this thread, which specifically mentions Delta (and Hawaiian):

Then check out "Policy Clarification: Effective for travel on or after January 15, 2013, Delta Air Lines policy will be to check a passenger's baggage between the origin and destination points that are issued on a single ticket or conjuncted ticket exclusively. If a second ticket is presented for travel on another airline beyond the destination of the first ticket, the passenger will be advised that Delta will only check the bag to the destination on the Delta ticket(s). The passenger must collect the baggage at baggage claim for their Delta ticketed destination, and then re-check their baggage with the down-line carrier for the next flight(s)."

Then contact Delta. Don't hang up until you have a definitive answer.

Then consider traveling carry-on only if you want to avoid re-checking your bag with Hawaiian at LAX.
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Dec 4th, 2012, 07:25 AM
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Yes, you will almost certainly have to reclaim your bags and check in again, so I'd allow a minimum of 4 hours, 5 to be safe. Most airlines will no longer check bags through unless you are flying on a single ticket. Hawaiian is not part of Skyteam, so I see absolutely no reason why Delta would check your bags through.
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Dec 4th, 2012, 05:24 PM
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Thank you for your replies! We've decided room book one RT ticket. Thanks again!!
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