I learned about Interline Partnerships and Plating Carriers today and I am wondering how these agreements work in regards to baggage policy. In particular, I'm curious as to whose baggage fees are applied.

For instance, say I bought a ticket which flew:

  • First Segment: Ottawa to Montreal with Air Canada.
  • Second Segment: Montreal to Paris with Air France.
  • Return flight is the reverse of the outbound itinerary (CDG -> YUL -> YOW)
  • Air Canada is the Plating Carrier
  • No baggage allowance provided with this ticket

When I check-in at the Ottawa airport with some baggage to be checked, will I be charged Air Canada's rates? Or will I have to pay baggage fees for both the Air Canada and Air France portions of the trip?

When I am returning and check-in at Charles De Gaulle with the same baggage, do I pay Air France's baggage fees or will Air Canada's status as the Plating Carrier still determine my baggage fees?

Thanks, Bryan

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