I'm planning to book the flight route of HKG/IST/ATH/HER in 2 legs. With the first leg being HKG/IST/ATH with Turkish Airline and the second leg being ATH/HER with Aegean Airline. And I have to buy a separate ticket for the 2 different legs.
However, the layover time in ATH is only 1hr15min and it will be a transit from international to domestic and 1hr15 is not going to cut it with 2 separate tickets if I need to clear customs and re-check the bags.
As Turkish and Aegean are both members of Star Alliance, does anyone know whether I can interline and tag my bags from HKG when I check-in and only collect my bags when I land in HER? If so, do I need to check-in online for the ATH/HER leg and print the boarding pass before I check-in in HKG or is it possible for me to collect the boarding pass at the transfer counter in ATH? Is it possible on 2 separate tickets with 2 different airlines?
If none of the above work, I will have to wait in ATH for close to 6 hours for the next flight to HER.. If anyone has experience in interlining / tagging bags between Turkish and Aegean Airline in an international Dometic transit?