• On Apr 9, 2017
    Glenda from Highland Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    I am visiting WDW from the UK and would like to take advantage of Resort Airline Check-In on our return. We are travelling with American Airlines then transferring to British Airways for our final flight within the UK. (one booking) Will we be eligible?

    Hello Glenda! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Using the Resort Airline Check-In Service definitely expedites the transportation process and allows you to have your boarding passes and baggage taken care of before leaving your Walt Disney World Resort.

    When you Check-In with your airline on your departure day, the representative at the desk will process your boarding pass and baggage and inform you about the process for your baggage.

    As different airports and terminals have different policies regarding baggage, there are different potential outcomes for your baggage. If the representative checking you in confirms that your luggage will be transferred at your connecting airport, they will take your baggage and you'll be good to pick it up once you arrive in the United Kingdom.

    If the representative finds that the baggage needs to transfer terminals or go through a customs screening at your connecting airport, you may be required to carry your baggage with you or claim it at your connecting airport. It depends on American Airlines policy and the process at the connecting airport.

    If you want to be clear about what to expect before you travel, I recommend you contact American Airlines with your specific flight information and inquire about the procedure.

    To pay for any associated baggage fees for your luggage, check the Disney's Magical Express information provided the night before your departure or contact (407) 284-1231 before visiting the Resort Airline Check-In Service kiosk.

    If you cannot check your baggage, remember to use Bell Services at your Walt Disney World resort hotel to hold your luggage while you enjoy your final day before boarding Disney's Magical Express.

    Happy Travels!

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