Assume a passenger takes a flight with a layover. They check in a bag, which they are told they must retrieve during their layover. Is the fact that the checked bag must be retrieved during their layover indicated on the checked bag's tags/stickers, or in some other document (e.g., boarding pass)?
It really depends on the airport and type of connection. The rule of thumb is:
- International - Domestic connection, you have to recheck.
- Domestic - International, in most cases, no. Just ask at the counter.
- Domestic - Domestic - No
- International - International, For USA and some other countries you need to recheck. For most other countries, no need. Clarify with the counter.
Exceptions - Countries in the Schengen area are considered like one whole country as far as immigration is concerned. So, if you are going like Paris - Berlin - Frankfurt, no need to recheck.
To answer your question, usually, the boarding pass won't have any indication. Also, the above rules apply only for single ticket flights. If you purchased both legs separately, you need to recheck.