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    Leaving Aruba on a Monday

    Hello!

    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.

    Any advice would be really helpful! Thank you!

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    We just left Aruba yesterday was at airport 3 hours early and we needed to be there at that time. It was very busy we waited 45 minutes for baggage to be processed.

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    I would strongly recommend allowing 3 hours.

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    Which airline? Phone their local office to see if their counter opens at 5:25 am?

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    Thank you for the responses, and the advice, arubalisa. It is American, and they do open at 5:25am. We will make adjustments to get our rental returned and get there early.

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    please be aware that the us customs and pick up luggage room does not open til around 7 am

    Quote Originally Posted by 2PharmDs View Post
    Thank you for the responses, and the advice, arubalisa. It is American, and they do open at 5:25am. We will make adjustments to get our rental returned and get there early.

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