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I will be traveling from A to C, and I will have a connection at B.

For the A to B leg, I will be using airline 1, while for the second leg, B to C, I will be using airline 2. So, for the whole trip, I will travel with two different airlines.

The question is about the boarding pass from the leg B to C. At which airport can I take it? From airport A, the first airport, or do I get it at airport B?

I mean the second ticket, should I get it from the A airport?

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Just get it from A, unless you are planning on spending some time on B then you can buy it from B. I see no real problem here... –  MeNoTalk Sep 22 '13 at 10:00
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@HaLaBi You actually understood the question?? –  Bernhard Sep 22 '13 at 11:05
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@john I edited your question as I understand it. Did I understood correctly? You might want to be more specific about the airlines, because it may influence the answer. –  Bernhard Sep 22 '13 at 11:32
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Why is this not clear? It's a perfectly valid question... –  Doc Sep 22 '13 at 20:54
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@doc the original version was very hard to make sense of (for some of us). It's been edited since and makes a lot more sense, which is why it's got a couple of reopen votes. –  Mark Mayo Sep 23 '13 at 3:45
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It depends on how you bought the ticket.

  • Many airlines have cooperation agreements which means that you buy a single ticket from A to C and get boarding passes for both legs when you check in at A. This also has the advantage that your baggage will be checked through and if you miss the connection because of a delay in the A-B flight, it is the airlines' responsibility to still get you to C without any additional cost to you.
  • If there is no such agreement, or for some other reason you buy two separate tickets, then at B you have to collect your baggage and check in with airline 2 to get the B-C boarding pass. So you need a lot more time to make the transfer. And if you miss the connection, you have to pay for a new ticket.

Thus it should be clear that for the passenger it is pretty much always preferable to buy a single ticket. And in my experience it's always possible (But I've only travelled to places that are at least somewhat touristy).

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This answer isn't correct. There are 3 different concepts here (interline tickets, interline baggage, and boarding passes), and there is NOT a solid correlation between the 3. For example, many times you can check through luggage (interline baggage) without being able to get a boarding pass - even on different tickets. –  Doc Sep 22 '13 at 20:53
    
@Doc: OK, so it's simplified, but I'd still say it correctly answers the question, which is only about boarding passes. And being able to check through baggage on separate tickets is nice when it happens but not something you can rely on when planning your layover time. –  Michael Borgwardt Sep 22 '13 at 21:09
    
I have two E-ticket now from two different Airlines ( both are member of Star Alliance ) so Can I take The real Ticket from first Airport ,I have hand bag only I don't Care about luggage . this is the Questions pals. thanks –  john Sep 23 '13 at 2:28
    
@john: You can ask when you check in at the first airport, but it's almost certainly not possible to get the boarding pass for the second flight there. At least that's how I interpret the second answer here: staralliance.com/en/faqs/flight-and-baggage - so you'll have to check in again at the second airport. However, if you don't have checked luggage, you may be able to use online checkin or self-service machines to avoid waiting in queue with the people who have luggage to check in. –  Michael Borgwardt Sep 23 '13 at 9:02
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