It depends on what airline you are flying home on. If you are flying on a 'participating airline' (Airtran, Alaska, American, Continental, Delta, Jetblue, Northwest, United) you can check your bags right at your resort. You can do that first thing in the morning, get your boarding passes issued and then head off for the rest of the day. If you are not on one of those airlines, you can leave your bags with bell services at the resort. You will have gotten a notice, left under your resort room door, the day before you depart, telling you what time your DME pickup is. If you haven't checked your luggage through that morning, you just head back to your resort, get your bags that you left with the luggage folks that morning and head to the bus. Your bags will go underneath the bus. Now...the thing to keep in mind is that you need to be back at the resort about 45 mins before your pickup time. So..if your flight is at 5:00, you will be given a p/u time of about 2:00. Be back at the resort by 1:15ish, especially if you have bags to retrieve. The time you are given is the time the bus leaves, not the time you should show up. Anyone can use RAC....as long as you are on the list of participating airlines. You do not need to ride the DME back to the airport. Also...you have to pick up the bus at your resort. You can not get on a DME bus at any other resort. You have been assigned a seat on a particular bus, at a particular time.