Im looking to fly from Newark to Brazil on United airlines and then Brazil to Argentina on an Brazilian airline called Gol. Im worried that I may have to collect my bags in Brazil and then check them in with Gol...all of this in a one hour time period (layover time). Is this something that I have to do or will United make the transition for me since I booked the flight ticket all the way to Argentina and not on separate tickets?

  • As São Paulo is your entry point in Brazil, you will need to get your bags and check them it again.
    – Marcel P.
    May 15, 2018 at 18:23
  • @MarcelP. This is only correct if she has another flight within Brazil.
    – mdd
    May 15, 2018 at 19:59

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If you only have an international connection in Brazil (e.g. Newark-Sao Paulo-Buenos Aires), you do not need to fetch your bags or go through immigration.

If you have a connecting flight within Brazil (e.g. Newark-Sao Paulo-Rio de Janeiro-Buenos Aires), you do need to fetch your bags, go through immigration & customs, and check your bags again.

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