I booked two tickets departing from the same airport:

  • One ticket with Airline A, departing at 11:00 to Destination X

  • One ticket with Airline B, departing at 12:00 to Destination Y

Normally I would fly to Destination X, but there is a chance I may need to cancel that and go to Destination Y at the last moment. Could these bookings be a problem? (I am of course not expecting a refund or anything, I just need to have both options at the day of travel).

Separate of this, can I do the following: check-in for flight A, leave my luggage, go through security, change my mind, get out, request to get my luggage out and check-in for flight B?

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    I'd try not to check in for both. You'll have little chance of your bags following you to the plan b flight as they will get pulled from the hold of the first plane likely after the deadline for the second plane to load up. – user16259 Jan 7 '18 at 18:40
  • How long does it take to retrieve your bag after it's checked-in and is there a penalty fee for doing that? – Tri-Edge AI Jan 7 '18 at 18:44
  • That would vary by aircraft type and availability of staff. Someone has to go hunting around in one of those containers full of bags to try to find yours. Fees: I don't know, but they definitely won't be happy if it caused them to miss the takeoff slot. Could you do hand luggage only? – user16259 Jan 7 '18 at 18:53
  • No, in fact I have two checked bags with me and hand luggage. – Tri-Edge AI Jan 7 '18 at 19:07
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    Is there any chance you can get whoever needs you to go to Y to inform you before 10? That doesn't seem too weird if you're considering a flight leaving at 12, and baggage drops usually close less than 1 hour before the flight these days (of course, you might have to hurry to make it through security in time...) – Sabine Jan 7 '18 at 20:44

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