Is there any way to book two connected flights (from different airlines; each one on a unrelated website):
- without passing via 3rd party agency (online or not)
- still being able to organize the luggage transfer from one flight to the other
- without needing to leave the transit area, to pass the border control just to get your baggage from Airline-A and then check it in again with Airline-B, and having to pass the border control again?
From my little experience I know the luggage transfer is managed directly from the airport; but that this happens automatically just if the PNR (Passenger name record) is the same for the two booking.
How can a private humble human being achieve that?
Can it be organised calling the specific airlines? (usually just the first airline checks-in the luggage) Or by calling the layover airport? Or using a special system?
I think the main matter is to make one airline aware of the following one (that of course is not automatic, when booking separately on different websites).
From this answer looks like it should be possible, without passing from a 3rd party CRS (Computer reservation system).
I think this information might be really useful to many, in these times of COVID-19/Coronavirus, with really few options for people to repatriate, and often with agencies not having viable routes.