First of all, it is must to know about codeshare while reading about it. Codeshare is an agreement in the aviation industry for business purpose in between airlines. Under this agreement, two or more airlines designate a code on a flight operated by another airline to sell the tickets for that flight.
How codeshare can be beneficial for passengers?
The codeshare agreement is beneficial for the airline as well as passengers. Under this agreement, airlines become able to provide the flight to their customers to the destinations which they do not serve. By this way, passenger can also earn the miles on the routes to which the airline do not serve.
For USA to India passengers, Singapore Airlines is having codeshares with many airlines so it’s a great chance to earn the miles. Even the passenger can book a flight via a single airline even if the airline is not serving the destination only due to a codeshare agreement.
Further, it can lead to some hassles when you have booked a flight on Singapore Airline and you have to fly in another flight operating under Singapore Airline. The problem it creates is that you have to follow the baggage guidelines of the most significant carrier you are flying with. Otherwise, you should go with the airline having a strict policy.
How to solve the confusion of codesharing flights?
There is a mandatory condition for the airlines that if you are going to fly with codeshare then there will be specially mentioned the name of “operated by” airline and the name of the airline with which you will fly with the ticketing information.
Codeshare of Singapore Airlines is with Air Canada, Virgin Atlantic, All Nippon Airways, JetBlue Airways, and Virgin America to/from various US cities.
Any flight or carrier in codeshare with Singapore Airline will have a four-digit SQ flight number although the flight is operated by another airline.
The applicable restrictions are subject to the rules of the operating carrier.
So, if you are flying with codeshare of Singapore Airline then go through the Singapore Airline Baggage Policy . It is therefore important to know the operating carrier’s terms and conditions, including but not limited to those regarding following airlines and their check-in time limit:
|Airline||Check-in Deadline||Boarding Gate Deadline|
|Air Canada||60 minutes||20 minutes
|All Nippon Airways||60 minutes||30 minutes
|JetBlue Airways||60 minutes||20 minutes
|Virgin Atlantic||60 minutes||30 minutes
|Virgin America||60 minutes||20 minutes|
Air Canada Carry-on Baggage: You can bring single standard article and 1 personal article which will be included in the ticket.
Restricted and prohibited items are:
- Batteries and Personal Electronic Devices
- Liquids and Gels such as aerosols, toiletries, and alcoholic beverages
- Oxygen for Medical Purposes
- Powdered substances including baby powder, dry shampoo, and powder detergent
- Battery-powered devices
- Camping Equipment
- Curling Irons and Lighters
- Dry Ice, Gel / Ice Packs
Alaska Airline Checked Baggage Fees: When the free baggage allowance is exceeded excess baggage fees may be charged. For the baggage more than limited weight or size a single fee of $100* is charged. Also, keep an eye on the cancellation and refund policy of the airline.
When a flight is operated by another airline is included in your itinerary, the baggage rules of other carrier operating airlines are applied.
JetBlue: Each customer is allowed one personal item plus one carry-on bag. The carry-on bags must not exceed the l(55.88 cm) x b(35.56 cm) x h(22.86 cm)and personal items must not exceed l(43.2 cm) x b(33 cm) x h(20.32 cm).
Carry-on bags can be placed on the top of the cabin or under the seat in front of you.