Binman – I just go to check in and show my boarding pass and the bag is accepted. Occasionally, someone makes a phone call, but its never not been accepted.
I wish I could check the bag in at T5, for a BA T3 flight. Would give me an extra 90 minutes in bed on a travel day.
If what you post is correct Binman, it just means that you have to use the final sector when you arrive and not at the start of the next trip. Having to fly 2 extra sectors of an hour thirty, really doesnt bother me, when its saving me money long term.
As long as I can pick up emails between flights, its rather nice to be watered and fed by sometimes attentive staff, whilst being able to work at the same time.