I had a direct flight from Mumbai, India to Newark, USA on United, however that was cancelled because of winter storm jonas and now they have changed my itinerary and put me on different flights. Now I fly from Mumbai to London on Jet Airways as 9W 120 and then from London to Newark on United. So the first leg is not a codeshare flight... so my question is this... do I check in with jet airways or united in Mumbai airport when I depart? and will my baggage go all the way to Newark, or do I have to collect it in London, and check in again?

Jet airways, India and United, USA are partner airlines.

Anyone have any experience with a similar situation? Thanks for any help.

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Check in should always be done with the airline actually operating the first flight, even in the case of codeshares, so here it is Jet Airways. If you show up at the United desk, they may accept your check-in, or more probably redirect you to the Jet desk.

I don't know what you mean by "partner airlines", but I see that Jet is not a Star Alliance member, so there is a possibility that you and/or your baggage will only be checked in up to London. This should be evident after you have completed check-in at Mumbai and received your boarding pass and baggage tag:

  • If you do not receive a boarding pass for your London-Newark flight, you will have to check-in again at London (this time, at the United desk since they are operating the London-Newark flight)

  • Likewise, if your baggage tag only mentions the Mumbai-London flight, you will have to collect it at London and recheck it.

I suppose that if you are checked in, your baggage will be as well, but I know that the converse is not necessarily true (that is, it is possible that your baggage will be checked in all the way but not you, it happened to me just this month albeit with different airlines).

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    It's a strange situation, where they are from different loyalty groups but they have code-sharing and cross-group miles earning: jetairways.com/en/in/jetprivilege/partners/airline/… About the baggage it's best you ask the airline at the counter.
    – alvas
    Jan 26, 2016 at 1:53
  • @alvas - a lot of smaller airlines have partnerships with airlines outside their alliance and a lot are not members of any alliance but have partnerships with airlines from all three alliances.
    – user13044
    Jan 26, 2016 at 3:38

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