I posted the following on the GIG thread but must of the credit really goes to AA, so I duplicate it here. Yesterday AM I arrived at GIG on AA973, a half hour early at 08:00. I had my usual checked bags with my usual case of wine. Following immigration I strolled to the luggage belt to wait for my bags. To my total astonishment they were already waiting for me. There was nobody in the Customs queue and the officer asked me where I was coming from as I passed by. I took the elevator to departures to take a Yellow cab (going to departures is always much faster than going to arrivals). At 08:09 I was in the taxi leaving the airport grounds!