Old Jan 21, 15, 10:56 pm
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Midwest/Mideast (ORD/DTW/FNT/BAH)
Programs: QR Gold/Gulf Air Gold/UA Gold
Posts: 345
Depends on your transit destination. If its UA981 and you leave the gate, your bag will be scanned/searched once you try to come back to the gate. Likewise for some other carriers/destinations (such as BA, Lufthansa, etc). Obviously if you remain in the gate, there will be no opportunity for your bag to be scanned/searched unless there is an extraordinary circumstance. But the OP did mention he intended to go to the lounge.
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