I almost never check bags, and I've never checked a bag with different PNRs, so I am not familiar with the tips/tricks. This is an 11 day trip, and I can't fit my suits and everything into one bag to avoid checking a bag. Here's the situation: I fly MRU -> JNB on PNR #1. The flight is operated by South African Airways. It lands in JNB at 6:15pm. I then fly at 7:40pm (1 hour and 25 minutes later) from JNB->FRA on PNR#2. This flight is operated by Lufthansa. Both flights operate out of JNB Terminal A. Given that check-in closes 45 minutes before the flight, should I: 1) Attempt to ask South African Airways in MRU to check my bag all the way through to my final destination, even though it involves a separate PNR? 2) Attempt to retrieve my bags in the 45 minutes I have between scheduled landing and the close of check-in, then check my bags somehow with Lufthansa? Any advice appreciated!