Mixed itinerary booking -- lugagge question

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  1. wembleygal
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    I have the following Mixed itinerary booking (booked using BMI miles). This was a one-way booking.

    n LAX – Vancouver – Economy (as there was no First class or Business class availability) - United
    n Vancouver – LHR – Executive First – Air Canada

    Am I entitled to 3 bags for my journey or only 1?

    Thanks!
     
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    you SHOULD be allowed the three since one of your legs is a C/F leg. Theres a term for this, but it eludes me....but along the lines of the terms of you highest class of service apply to all of your legs for the itinerary.
     
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    Does UA/*A use the term "most significant segment" or something similar, the idea that the longhaul flight and not short connection segments determines the benefits.

    Note that the answer could be different if you have two tickets for the one-way trip.
     
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    Are you *Gold by any chance? And is this on one PNR?
     
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    Sadly, no longer *Gold.

    The ticket from LAX to LHR (via Vancouver) is under one ticket number / PNR.
     
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    I would think you're entitled to the three bags. If they hassle you at airport, tell them what you said here, that there was no availability in a premium seat for the first leg.
     
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    Living in FL, we seem to get stuck with one connecting leg in coach. The first or business leg has always trumped the coach leg for luggage and lounge access. It has been the same regardless of alliance or airline.
     
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