Old Dec 14, 10, 9:46 pm
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Originally Posted by TMOliver View Post
A suggestion when flying AA and parking in a terminal garage....

Check in, print BP at home, drive thru terminal lower level, pulling up at one of the AA "cubside" baggage check stands, hopefully with a short or no line, bail out (quickly, watching for the traffic gendarmes), check bag, then make the circle to enter the parking garage and park, leaving only your carryons to muscle into the terminal. Doesn't work every time, but worth a try at off-peak departure hours.

Works better when I have spouse along so that one of us stands at car door while the other checks bags, then we switch.

Doesn't solve the return to a different terminal, however....(always unless using an off airport parking lot).
If you're solo and not comfortable leaving the car while dealing with the Skycaps, use the one hour spots on the upper level. A short stair-free walk to the check-in counters. Once the bags are checked, go back and move the car.

Similarly, if returning to a different terminal than where your car is, you can ride the Skylink to your car, then drive back to your arrival terminal, park in the one-hour spots, and go inside to get your bags.
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