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Milwaukee Airport Becomes First to Offer Coat Check

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Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport has become the first airport to have a coat check for passengers traveling to warmer destinations. The airport debuted the program just in time for the busy spring break travel season.

Before, passengers either had to leave their coats behind and suffer the cold getting to and from the airport or bring their coats along to take up space in their luggage and hotel closets.

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This new addition at the airport offers an alternative to the airport’s passengers who are leaving the cold in pursuit of tropical climates.

Before going through security, travelers can check their coats at the Summerfest Marketplace store, located in the airport’s concession mall. They can claim them in the same place upon returning. 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,” airport director Brian Dranzik said.

“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.”

Hopefully, this latest development will inspire more airports located in the colder areas of the world to add a coat check to their own concession malls.

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United Airlines Provides Free Flights to Medical Volunteers

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United Airlines has partnered with the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City in order to provide free roundtrip flights for doctors, nurses and other medical professionals working to treat patients with coronavirus.

“Our healthcare workers are heroes, and they need reinforcements,” said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. “This generous partnership with United Airlines will ensure medical professionals from across the country can come to New York City to help us in our hour of need.”

New York has become the focal point of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S., specifically in New York City, which has more than 50,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Hospital staff quickly found themselves overwhelmed due to overcrowding. Several notable landmarks have been converted into makeshift hospitals throughout the city.

United is also working with local government agencies and non-profit partners to provide New York hospitals with much-needed qualified medical professionals. The airline is closely collaborating with a network of professional medical volunteer organizations to help enlist volunteers and bring them to locations where they are needed the most.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is one of those extraordinary times that demonstrates how we come together as a profession to provide desperately needed assistance and care,” said Society of Critical Care Medicine President, Lewis J Kaplan, M.D., FCCM.

United has joined many brands across the nation to help support front-line responders by providing them free or reduced services.

Several hotels and lodging brands are offering free or subsidized housing for medical workers and front-line responders, while local and national restaurants are providing these workers with free food or large discounts.

This post was published by our news partner: TravelPulse.com | Article Source

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