Airport amenity of the week
Heading to a warm-weather spot for vacation? Lucky you!
You’ll need your winter coat when you go to the airport and when you come home from your trip.
But you probably don’t need that coat at the beach.
That’s why we love the new coat check amenity at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (MKE) that lets travelers check their coats at the recently opened Summerfest Marketplace, located pre-security in the airport’s concession mall.
“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.,” Airport Director Brian Dranzik
Coat check service is $2 a day, with a maximum charge of ten dollars.
MKE coat check service is great. And wins this week’s Airport Amenity of the Week award. But it isn’t the first airport to offer this service.
Frankfurt Airport offers a winter coat storage service from October through April for just €0.50 a day in Terminal 1, Concourse B.
And Korean Air offers a coat storage service at both Incheon International Airport (Terminal 2) and Gimhae (Busan) International Airport from December through February. The first five days are complimentary, after that there’s a charge of about $2 a day.
And back in 2014, there was a coat check service for a short while in the JetBlue terminal at JFK.