Checking bags part way through an itinerary?

TahoeSkier

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Hi all
Had a scan of the QF site but couldn't quite find what I'm after.

I have an upcoming all-QF itinerary which includes a couple of dom legs, then an international leg. I understand my international/greatest baggage allowance will port across to the dom flights, but I can't risk bag delays, and I'd rather not lug everything (which will include oversize) for the dom legs.

Am I able to have a family member meet me at the airport the morning of my international leg with the luggage, while I am between flights? I would then check it for the international leg.

Any advice much appreciated.
 

exceladdict

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I was actually about to start a thread asking the same question, though only a dom journey. Flying OOL-MEL-PER and plan to go shopping in MEL during a long stopover. Wondering if I can then check an additional bag in.
 

ZigZagWanderer

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I'm fairly certain that you can just do a 'bag drop' at the international terminal, if you have already checked in. Ask at the first domestic checkin.

If it's not possible, just don't check in to the international leg until you get there. You're baggage allowance will still port, as it depends on the ticket, not if you're checked in.
 

Mr H

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I have previously checked bags mid trip - long time ago and on a different airline - to allow duty free liquids to bypass the cabin baggage restrictions at the time. And plenty of people end up with bulky had luggage ending up being gate-checked.
 

jpp42

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I've done this before with no problem on multiple airlines. It shouldn't be an issue as long as you take into account the total baggage allowance. When you first bags are checked the system records the actual weight and puts that against your allowance, which is taken into account when you check subsequent bags for the same leg.
 

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