baggage claim


Definition of baggage claim 

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

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International passengers will be bused to baggage claim after clearing customs. Wayne Risher, USA TODAY, "Delta, Allegiant move gates in Memphis as airport shutters 55-year-old concourse," 2 Apr. 2018 The car rental location also feels miles away from baggage claim. miamiherald, "Enjoying the journey has been made easier, thanks to MIA’s recent improvements | Miami Herald," 4 May 2018 Practice on public transit can help a child learn what to expect, and visiting an airport lets him or her see security, baggage claim, etc. Kay Manning,, "Considering having a child fly solo? Here's what to know," 29 June 2018 Similar to luggage carts available in an airport baggage claim, these carts could hold three trays piled high with food all at once. Beth Spotswood,, "At least no assembly’s required for forgettable IKEA all-you-can-eat deal," 19 June 2018 Martin said in Spanish as daughter Janne clutched a stuffed dog and blue balloons and played with her younger brother at baggage claim. Josh Replogle, The Seattle Times, "Tearful reunion for mom, daughter separated at border," 2 July 2018 Cassidy, who said the $50 in fees were more than the price of her one-way ticket, took a selfie with Gresham at Phoenix Sky Harbor baggage claim and thanked him profusely, again. Dawn Gilbertson, azcentral, "End run: Cardinals' Jermaine Gresham pays American Airlines' passenger's bag fee," 30 May 2018 Needless to say, this was quite a spectacle walking through baggage claim and getting into my car. Matt Babcock,, "Trust the (Draft) Process: Inside NBA Prospect Workouts," 6 June 2018 The two-building structure, which would be built alongside the airport’s existing parking garage, would allow travelers to pick up a rental car across the street from the baggage claims and avoid shuttling to an off-site vendor. Matthew Ormseth,, "Bradley Airport Makeover: Five Takeaways For The Common Traveler," 9 May 2018

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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