We are due to go to USA on our holidays soon from UK and need advice.
We purchased our flight from UA web site, going from Manchester to Jackson hole, Wyoming via Heathrow and Chicago, on a codeshare.
Have been told to check in with BMI at Manchester for start of journey as they are operating carrier. Everything was booked at same time so i presume this is a 'through' ticket? BTW on 'E' receipt have 2 confirmation numbers, though UA is main one.
Originally i intended taking hand luggage only but, might now take 'hold' instead. Just what exactly does 'through' ticket mean.
Have searched web for answers and am getting lots of conflicting answers - so hope some knowledgable person can help.
Does it mean that when we check our luggage in at Manchester airport we will (literally!!) not see it again until we reach Jackson Hole, or will we still need to collect it at Heathrow and Chicago and re book it in.
We nearly missed a connection once at JFK so decided to only take hand luggage, But, if through ticket means no lugging our bags around airports or waiting at carousels then it might be an option.
Hope this makes sense and appreciate all replies.