baggage claim


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web That’s great for passengers who dread having their carry-on bag snatched by an airline employee at the last minute, forcing a time-sucking trip to baggage claim. Dawn Gilbertson, WSJ, 14 Sep. 2022 At Midway Airport, travelers were a mix of masked and maskless riding the escalators down to baggage claim on Tuesday. Chicago Tribune Staff,, 20 Apr. 2022 The leak occurred in an underground electrical room near Terminal 8’s baggage claim area. Jon Healey, Los Angeles Times, 1 Nov. 2022 The utility room where the carbon dioxide was released is about 200 feet away from the baggage claim area, but no passengers were exposed. David K. Li, NBC News, 31 Oct. 2022 The aerium installation is located in baggage claim between doors three and five until December 2022. Jennifer Kite-powell, Forbes, 10 Oct. 2022 Satisfaction is determined by looking at six factors, listed in order of importance: terminal facilities, airport arrival/departure, baggage claim, security check, check-in/baggage check, and food, beverage and retail. Marnie Hunter, CNN, 21 Sep. 2022 The screening project is being paired with two additions of 10,000 square feet each on the west and east ends of the terminal anticipating passenger growth and easing congestion between the concourse and baggage claim. Kenneth R. Gosselin, Hartford Courant, 18 Sep. 2022 As much as the outdoor industry might hate to admit it, the shutterbug wandering the streets of Rome has many of the same needs as the guy waiting for his backcountry skis to come through baggage claim. Corey Buhay, Outside Online, 7 Sep. 2016 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of baggage claim was in 1949

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“Baggage claim.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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