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Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport Opens First Airport Coat Check

by Megan Hill

Mar 19, 2020

Coat Check. Photo: Oscar C. Williams | Dreamstime.com

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Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport opened the first airport coat check for passengers headed to warmer climates.

Before this program, passengers would leave their coats at home and brave the cold getting to and from the airport, or carry their winter coats with them to warmer destinations.

The new service means passengers get the best of both worlds — they’ll be comfortable in Milwaukee without bringing bulky garments with them in warmer places. Passengers who wish to participate can check and claim coats before security at the Summerfest Marketplace store, located in the airport’s concession mall. The service is offered through Paradies Lagardère.

“We believe we’re the only major airport in the nation to offer coat check services, and it’s a great fit during our harsh winters,” said Brian Dranzik, director, Milwaukee Mitchess International Airport. “Heavy winter coats can take up a lot of space in luggage. This new option allows travelers to wear their coats to the airport, leave them with a friendly attendant in the Summerfest Marketplace, and then claim them after landing back here at MKE.”

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