Jaspike
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Worst Baggage Reclaim Hall

Sat Apr 21, 2001 9:09 pm

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!)
 
fax
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RE: Worst Baggage Reclaim Hall

Sun Apr 22, 2001 12:17 am

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!!
 
JAT
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RE: Worst Baggage Reclaim Hall

Sun Apr 22, 2001 12:22 am

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.
 
gkirk
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RE: Worst Baggage Reclaim Hall

Sun Apr 22, 2001 12:36 am

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!
 
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RE: Worst Baggage Reclaim Hall

Sun Apr 22, 2001 1:24 am

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
 
lewis
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RE: Worst Baggage Reclaim Hall

Sun Apr 22, 2001 1:35 am

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!
 
Andie007
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RE: Worst Baggage Reclaim Hall

Sun Apr 22, 2001 1:50 am

Miami International has one of the worst baggag claims I've seen on all my trips! Horrible!
 
N312RC
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RE: Worst Baggage Reclaim Hall

Sun Apr 22, 2001 1:52 am

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.
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Jaspike
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RE: Worst Baggage Reclaim Hall

Sun Apr 22, 2001 1:57 am

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
 
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Mia!

Sun Apr 22, 2001 1:58 am

try getting there at the same time with 10 AA flights from Central America and the Carribean...
 
BadischerGreif
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RE: Worst Baggage Reclaim Hall

Sun Apr 22, 2001 2:22 am

In Petropavlovsk-Kamtchatsky the baggage reclaim hall is a small wooden hut without windows or electric light.

I wouldn´t call it worse experience, it just was a different experience.
 
pmk
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RE: Worst Baggage Reclaim Hall

Sun Apr 22, 2001 4:49 am

I've got to add DTW as well! I've landed at IQU, at least there they just threw it on the tarmac! DTW smells, floods, is clostrophobic, and I consider myself lucky if my bags arrive in under two hours. I HATE DTW, the worst airport in the world, in my opinion.

Peter
 
Jaspike
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RE: Worst Baggage Reclaim Hall

Sun Apr 22, 2001 4:53 am

I didn't know airports could be that bad! I didn't like Tenerife, Reina Sofia, but it's ok now. Reus is stil the best, along with Lanzarote. In May I'll see Alicante, and Birmingham too.

Jas
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