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 Signs at the terminal will also direct passengers to the ground level from the baggage claim area using doors 2, 4 and 6 and directly to the new curb. Luz Lazo, Washington Post, "Uber and Lyft have a new pickup location at Dulles," 24 Aug. 2020 The terminals have little space for security, baggage claim, waiting areas, restrooms and retail and restaurants. Curtis Tate, USA TODAY, "COVID-19 pandemic puts airport terminal projects on pause, while others move forward," 21 Aug. 2020 These requirements may differ somewhat – some require the mask from check-in to baggage claim, and others require the mask just on the flight. Susan Glaser, cleveland, "Mandatory masks, crowded planes, empty middle seats: U.S. airlines take different approaches to flying during a pandemic," 4 Aug. 2020 Airport testing was next, down near baggage claim, where travelers self-administer their tests. Scott Mcmurren, Anchorage Daily News, "Running the COVID-19 gauntlet: Advice for travelers coming to Alaska from out of state," 11 July 2020 The forms are collected by the Department of Health representatives in the baggage claim area. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, "Travelers Heading to NY May Be Asked to Disclose Where They're Staying As Part of Mandatory Quarantine Rule," 9 July 2020 DFW International Airport’s lost and found office — near baggage claim E4 — holds items found in terminals, at TSA, in the Skylink and elsewhere for 30 days. Nataly Keomoungkhoun, Dallas News, "What happens to unclaimed items found at DFW or Love Field airports? Curious Texas investigates," 19 June 2020 Practice social distancing throughout your journey—at check-in, security screening, boarding, baggage claim, etc. William J. Mcgee, Condé Nast Traveler, "How Clean Is the Air on Planes?," 2 June 2020 The Associated Press reported that everyone who sought shelter in the airport's baggage claim area was being tested for coronavirus before being transferred to a shelter. Cailey Rizzo, Travel + Leisure, "American Airlines Donates Health Supplies, Snacks to Homeless Philadelphians Sheltering in Airport," 28 May 2020

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First Known Use of baggage claim

1949, in the meaning defined above

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2 Sep 2020

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“Baggage claim.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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