Suppose I've self-arranged a connection through a given airport (connecting journey ticketed separately), and have checked baggage with me. I've made sure to do the usual things when booking a self-arranged connection (booked enough buffer time at the connection, ensured I have the right visas, etc.).
However, there's a possibility that the airline operating my first segment will fail to deliver my bags on time. When a bag delay happens, I see the baggage service agents at the destination to file a report and specify the address I want my bags delivered once they're found.
But what happens if I'm scheduled to, separately, fly out of the same airport on another ticket from the one I came into it on? Can I specify an address on the form that's very far from the connection airport? Will the airline deliver my bags there, regardless of distance, or is there a limit as to how far they'll deliver them?
The furthest I've experienced this is when flying into LAX airport on an international flight: we specified a delivery address in San Diego and there were no problems. But what if the address is in a completely different region of the world?
Are the rules different if the incoming segment is domestic or international, given the different treaties that apply to international travel and baggage (the Warsaw and Montreal conventions, etc.)?