Codeshares + baggage fees = confusing!
August 17, 2010 7:39 AM Subscribe
How are excess-baggage fees handled on this itinerary?
I'm getting ready to purchase tickets back to the U.S., but the itinerary is a bit complex and I'm wondering what baggage fees would apply. For what it's worth, I found the tickets through CheapTickets.com, so I didn't purchase them directly from either airline.
The itinerary I'm considering is:
Seoul->KIX via ANA (codeshare - operated by Asiana)
KIX->SFO via ANA (codeshare - operated by United)
SFO->MCI via United
I'm pretty sure my baggage will be checked all the way to MCI when I check in at the Asiana counter at Incheon, but I'm moving back to the U.S. so I'll be bringing three checked bags and need to factor in excess-baggage fees.
So, since I have to get boarding passes for United at Kansai, can I get hit up for the excess-baggage fee twice? I always found these codeshare arrangements confusing, and this particular itinerary is a bit more complex than I'm used to. And yes I checked the Asiana, ANA, and United websites but couldn't find anything relevant to codeshares.