Hi all, I have a multi-leg trip where I will stop in OAK in the morning for a doctor's appt, and then fly on to my next stop at 5pm. So a full 8 hour stop-over. I called SW and they said to not claim the bag in OAK but to let the bag stay on the carousel so the baggage folks will pick it up as "unclaimed" and then take to their claims office until I can claim it later. I thought that was really risky. I guess I could sit nearby to monitor the bag in case someone random steals it. Is there any way I can have the bag just be routed all the way through to the final destination, or are they forced to release the bag because it's not a direct transfer flight?
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