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transfer bags to Cuba

Ddenk
New Arrival

Hi, I am traveling HOU to FLL, FLL to Cuba. Would my bags transfer from one flight to the next automatically or do I need to pick them up and check them back in.

Thank you.

 

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Re: transfer bags to Cuba

TheMiddleSeat
Rising Star

Checked baggage is transferred for you when flying out of the United States to an international destination, but on the return you would need to claim baggage in customs at your first stop in the US then re-check bags after clearing customs.  Usually there is a special re-check area or counter so you aren't going through the standard check-in line.

 

Have a great trip!

 

--TheMiddleSeat

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Re: transfer bags to Cuba

Ddenk
New Arrival

I am afraid it is different traveling to Cuba. 

Re: transfer bags to Cuba

TheMiddleSeat
Rising Star

I've not seen anything to indicate it's different for Cuba, why do you think it's different? 

 

--TheMiddleSeat

Re: transfer bags to Cuba

Ddenk
New Arrival

Because I have travel to Cuba with SW before and the bags do not transfer, they need to be retrieved from the baggage claim and re-check into the Cuba flight. The only reason for my question is to know if there has been any changes to that.

The policy you are refering too was in place way before my last travel to Cuba and it did not applied. Cuba it's "DIFFERENT".

Re: transfer bags to Cuba

TheMiddleSeat
Rising Star

Well, then I hope you'll report back after your trip and let us all know how it all worked because that's not documented anywhere I could find. 

 

Enjoy! 

--TheMiddleSeat