|Instead of jotting your parking location on a scrap of paper, which can get misplaced, take a picture of the parking location sign with your camera phone or digital camera. - Joanne Grisham, Executive Assistant, Dallas-Fort Worth
||Keep 24 hours worth of prescription medication that you are currently taking in your carry-on bag. Also store your car keys in your carry-on bags. - Patricia Bond, Operational Coordinator, Dallas-Fort Worth
|Take a digital photo of your luggage, itinerary and record locator so you can reference your flight information quickly and identify your luggage.
- Renee Cloutier, Domestic Sales, Tucson and Erica, Reservations Agent, Raleigh-Durham
||Don’t tie ribbons to the same handle that holds the baggage tag; ribbons often confuse the automated baggage sorters and can cause a baggage delay. - Richard Tillema, Facilities Manager, Los Angeles
|Scan important identifying papers such as your passport, driver's license and birth certificate and email them to yourself. If you find yourself in a position where you need a copy, simply access your email and print them out. - Jill Lindsay, Flight Attendant, Los Angeles
||Always add your flight number and name to each checked bag in case the bag tag falls off. You can write the information on a piece of paper and slip it into a luggage pocket or use the American baggage tags at the airport.
- Maribel Sotelo, Customer Service Manager, Chicago
|Lightweight natural fabrics for clothing are excellent choices, as they allow skin to breathe and retain shape better. Hot water with a slice of lemon helps to relieve congestion, prevent dry throat and get to sleep.
- Jan Boyd, Flight Attendant, Dallas-Fort Worth
||An inexpensive disposable camera can keep kids occupied on a flight and during the trip. If you’re able to develop the film on your trip, bring along a small photo album for them to organize the photos on the flight home.
- Holly Salatino, Flight Attendant, Chicago
|Go to your favorite retail cosmetic counter and ask for samples of lotion, foundation and perfume/cologne. These tiny containers are perfect for short trips and will allow more room in your one-quart sized clear zip-top bag for other liquids, gels and aerosols that must be 3.4 ounces each or less by volume or weight. - Alicia LeMoine, Executive Assistant, Dallas-Fort Worth
||Consider purchasing the new CARES child restraint device (sold online through the American Airlines CR Smith Museum - additional details available at www.AA.com/children) instead of carrying the traditional car seat onboard. This safety restraint weighs less then one pound and fits neatly inside a carry-on bag when not in use. - Peter Zografos, Senior Analyst - Onboard Service Regulatory Compliance, Dallas-Fort Worth