We visited St Maarten 5 years ago and loved it. We are finally returning in a little over 2 weeks; long overdue! When were last there the old airport was still functioning and our departure from the island was extremely frustrating and difficult. Although it was required that we show up at least 2 hours prior to departure they would only let the "next" departing flight check in and check their luggage. Hundreds of people milled around for hours waiting for their flight to be announced and then it was a mad scramble to check in and get to the plane. I'm hoping that this has been resolved since the new airport opened up. Is it possible for us to check our bags in the morning and if so how far in advance do we need to be present for the flight? Many Thanks!