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Leaving Baggage in Lounge
I wanted to leave the CDG Admirals Club to go take some photos from the terminal. I asked the AAngel if that was ok, then I proceeded out of the lounge without my bags. When I returned 45 minutes later, my bags were at the lobby of the Club being searched by AAngels, and my boarding pass had been removed as they were trying to contact me. As it turns out a gentleman had been worried when sitting next to my unattended bags for that time. This was in the secure area of the airport, and my EXP tags were clearly visible on both bags (and my college ID was inside one of the front pockets). I totally understand the alarm, and expect them to do anything they feel necessary if they truly feel threatened. However, I have done this dozens of times before to go walk the terminal, often several miles when all finished, and leaving my bags in the Admirals club has never been a problem. Is leaving baggage unattended in the lounge not ok?
Personally, I dont like to leave my bags unattended for long periods. I’d also be somewhat uncomfortable if I saw unattended bags.
I’m not sure if its allowed or not but it’d be a good idea to ask an agent first. The DFW Amex Centurion lounge had lockers for bags and the TSA had them removed: [URL]http://renespoints.boardingarea.com/2015/11/19/changes-coming-to-the-dfw-dallas-amex-centurion-lounge-thanks-tsa/[/URL]
I do this all the time, like you, especially before a long flight when I want to stretch my legs for a while. You can walk a couple miles just going in circles through terminals for an hour. I’ll usually leave my roller bag in the lounge, and tell someone at the desk what I’m doing.
In my experience at LAX, JFK, LHR they’ve never had an issue with it when I tell them my plan.
Well, once someone was uncomfortable it wouldn’t have mattered what the lounge policy was.
Most have an area for luggage storage or a coat room — that’s probably where I would try and leave things if I were going to be gone for longer than a bathroom trip.