baggage claim


Definition of baggage claim

: the area in an airport where arriving passengers pick up their checked baggage

Examples of baggage claim in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Three hours later our group was released and allowed to go through immigration, baggage claim, and to a spot outside security to wait for a bus that would take us to a cab that would take us to our hotel. Ann Killion, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 July 2021 The facility is immediately north of the terminal, just off the baggage claim area on the airport’s lower level. Susan Glaser, cleveland, 31 Aug. 2021 Those who can't afford that are sleeping in baggage claim areas and in wheelchairs at airports coast-to-coast, and that's adding to their frustration. CBS News, 6 Aug. 2021 The expansions of terminals A and C will include some work on security checkpoints and baggage claim areas. Dallas News, 3 Aug. 2021 The former rumbling baggage claim belts were stopped in their tracks. Chris Sloan, CNN, 8 July 2021 Finally being able to retrieve my luggage, which was one of four bags left at the baggage claim, was like crossing the finish line at a marathon. Adam Carlson,, 22 July 2021 The airline also filled the baggage claim with noodles and even put on a little show outside the aircraft, which Fowls diligently documented on TikTok as well. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 9 June 2021 The art is located near the baggage claim area at Love Field. Dallas News, 23 July 2021

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First Known Use of baggage claim

1949, in the meaning defined above

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15 Sep 2021

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“Baggage claim.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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