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Bags checked within 45 mins from Departure

msiddappa
New Arrival

Does Southwest try to send bags checked less than 45 minutes before scheduled departure on the very next available flight? Thanks.

SJC to SNA, A bag was checked-in this morning with 45 mins from departure. On instruction from staff, it was left at the late baggage area.

Ref: SW 1507, SJC 09:25AM - SNA 10:45AM

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Re: Bags checked within 45 mins from Departure

dfwskier
Top Contributor

Southwest tries to get the bag on your original flight, but warns you that might not happen due to that late bag check.

 

If it misses that flight, SW tries to get it on the next flight.

Re: Bags checked within 45 mins from Departure

msiddappa
New Arrival

Thanks for responding. Southwest help line did call me back, and gave me this number for SNA airport.

 

Baggage Service at SNA : 949-221-6000

 

 

Re: Bags checked within 45 mins from Departure

DancingDavidE
Top Contributor
Solution

@msiddappa wrote:

Does Southwest try to send bags checked less than 45 minutes before scheduled departure on the very next available flight? Thanks.

SJC to SNA, A bag was checked-in this morning with 45 mins from departure. On instruction from staff, it was left at the late baggage area.

Ref: SW 1507, SJC 09:25AM - SNA 10:45AM


It depends on the current load at the airport but the luggage would often still make it, but with a pretty pink tag on it saying "Late Check" but you can imagine the larger and busier an airport is the less likely it would be to make it the closer you get.

 

At Midway 45 minutes is still pretty good to make it for instance.

 

 

 

 

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