1 hr. layover in Paris - recheck bag?

Northwest has given me a one-hour layover in Paris (flying from Rome on Air France/Alitalia) before I catch my international flight back home. I was more picky about my flight over and so the only option I had on the way back that did NOT leave Rome at 6:30 a.m. was the one-hour in Paris. I figure it's their problem...they have to get me home somehow. But if I check a bag on the way back, will I have to retrieve that bag in Paris and then re-check it for the international flight?

Posted by Rick
Chicago, IL, USA
468 posts

No. If, in Rome, they don't offer to route your bag to the US, ask them to. That is a very standard practice. If you have a connecting flight in the US, you will have to claim your bags and go through customs at your point of entry in the US, then recheck them.

Posted by Helen
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
705 posts

Agree with above. I usually ask when I check in rather than let them offer to check me right through. This I learned from experience of my first trip when I had to collect my bags in Rome and then transfer terminals and recheck for my Genoa flight. I'm sure it shouldn't be a problem, I now always get mine checked through from Mebourne to Genoa and that's with transfers through Sydney, Hong Kong & Rome.

Posted by Jen
Frankfurt, Germany
84 posts

Oh, good! I'm glad to hear it. Last summer when I connected through Rome on my way home from Germany Delta only checked my bag through to Rome and then I had to wait forever to pick up the bag and then recheck it.

Thanks!