MKE Airport Is Bringing Back the Coat Check

No need to bring your parka with you to the beach – you can check it for $2 a day.

Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport’s popular coat check service has returned to the airport for another winter season.

In conjunction with retail partner Paradies Lagardère, travelers can leave their coats behind at the airport before heading to warm-weather destinations. The service is available inside the Summerfest Marketplace, located in the pre-security area in the airport’s concession mall.

Travelers can leave their coats, gloves and other items not needed for sunny destinations. Each coat is hung in protective plastic and kept safely locked away until claimed by the owner.


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“Our coat check service remains one of our most popular winter amenities,” Airport Director Brian Dranzik said. “Travelers love the simplicity, ease of use, and convenience of being able to wear your coat when you need it and being able to leave it safely behind when you don’t.”

The coat check is easily accessible to travelers using any of the airport’s concourses and is available to travelers on all flights, seven days per week.

“We love seeing the popularity and appreciation travelers have for our coat check service,” Vice President of Business Development Pat Wallace said.

The cost of the coat check is $2 per day, with a maximum charge of $10 per trip.



Rich Rovito is a freelance writer for Milwaukee Magazine.