We are down in Aruba right now (having a great time on our first trip!). Having never been here before we did not realize the process it takes to get checked in and get through U.S. Customs when departing. On previous trips out of the country (Grand Cayman, Mexico, etc) we didn't clear customs until landing in the U.S. We assumed the normal 2 hour time would be ok but are hearing otherwise.
Our flight is scheduled for 8:25am on Monday April 1st- how early do we need to get to the airport? And this may seem like a silly question- but we have never done online check-in- do we just go to our airline website?
Also, I am going to call Payless but am wondering if we should change our rental return to Sunday as they don't open until 6am Monday, of course then we would need to arrange transport to the airport Monday a.m.