Can I sleep in the airport if I've checked luggage?
July 2, 2011 9:43 PM Subscribe
I'm flying to the Minneapolis-Saint Paul airport later this month. My flight arrives around 11 PM, but thanks to an unforeseen scheduling snafu, my ride won't be able to pick me up until early the next morning. Normally, I'd just hang out in the terminal overnight, but on this trip, I'll have a checked bag. What would happen if I just waited until the next morning to retrieve my suitcase from baggage claim?
posted by easy, lucky, free to travel & transportation (23 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Yes, I realize this probably sounds really dumb, but I'd like to avoid spending the night in the uncomfortable, drafty outside security if possible. I've slept in lots of airports, MSP included, and it's always a nicer experience in the terminal itself. I don't have enough extra money to pay for a hotel room, and at the time I booked the flight, I thought that someone would be able to pick me up at the airport immediately upon my arrival.
If I don't pick up my suitcase immediately after the flight, will it just be brought to the baggage office, or is this scheme going to land me on some kind of do-not-fly list? Is there some other option I've not yet considered?