I have been looking at various conversations like this one. I will be traveling Mumbai(BOM) -> Doha (DOH) -> Cape Town, South Africa (CPT) in a roundtrip manner. I have a layover of 22 hours in Doha till the next connection, both ways. Both the legs and ways I am flying Qatar Airways, so it's Qatar Airways all the way.
Does checking in luggage has to do with making sure nobody took items out or your luggage or it has not been torn ? I will be doing the plastic roll around my backpack but it would be good to have a bit more idea.
Edit - @zach-lipton Is there a way to know it before starting what the process would be, maybe at the check-in counter before boarding at the first leg of the journey for the second itself, or do I have to go to the baggage claim and see if my baggage turns up ?
Also does it mean that I would have to keep the luggage with me for those 22 hours (or/and store it at a storage locker) for that amount of time.