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Worst Baggage Reclaim Hall  
User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 175 times:

What is your worst baggage reclaim hall you have been in?
Mine was Birmingham. There was a flight in from Pakistan, and there were lots of people on it. They were sitting on the floor, smoking, little kids running around etc. and it smelt a bit. When we left there were about 65 police officers everywhere with huge guns, ripping to pieces the people from Pakistans luggage, probably checking it for drugs, weapons etc. Then in the Arrivals hall there were enormous crowds of people meeting the Pakistanis. We eventually got out!

Jas
(Birmingham is a good airport - don't let this put you off!)

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User currently offlineFax From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 137 times:

Try PMI in the middle of summer it is a free for all, you can wait over an hour for baggage and thats after its taken you 20 minutes walking from the gate.

Horrendous facility, badly planned- concrete and sterile and not at all user friendly.

My advise if you ever visit, take hand luggage only!!


User currently offlineJAT From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1101 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 127 times:

Belgarde is horrible!!!!!!!! The delapitated carousels, dingy hall, smells bad, everybody is smoking. NASTY washrooms! Don't even get me started on the arrival hall.

User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24926 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 122 times:

Hey, when I was in Palma last year my luggage was waiting on the carousel when we got to the baggage reclaim.


















It was the middle of the night though.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineAlle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 115 times:

Natal, Brazil
OLD and worn out! But anyway, our luggage was waiting for us because we had to queue 1.5 hrs to get through immigration after deplaning our B767-300 from ARN.

Liberia, Costa Rica
Here immigration was quick and the terminal was quite modern, but here we had to wait for our baggage for a long time because it took a long time for them to unload our bags from our B757 from HEL, they didn't have any carousels, they just took the bags to the floor and then you just had to look for your own bag.

Regards
Alexander


User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3624 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 114 times:

Athens old airport, both eastern and western terminal. Few carousels, even 5 flights per carousel during rush hour, many people in an average-sized hall, smoking and smelling bad!

User currently offlineAndie007 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 867 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 109 times:

Miami International has one of the worst baggag claims I've seen on all my trips! Horrible!

User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2682 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 111 times:

Some of you have obviously never reclaimed baggage at Detroit-Metro (DTW). It only floods with about 2 feet of water everytime it rains. I think it was the old Fallout shelter for the airport that they converted to a bag claim hall.


Fly Delta's Big Jets!
User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 107 times:

Reus-Millitary Airport, (not just millitary) Costa Dorada, Spain. Near Salou. We landed got off straight away, and all the bags were there waiting for us. Off the plane to the coach in 5mins.

Jas