Van Beach - - where are you flying from? Remember - the further away and the more stops/connections between leaving and arriving means more opportunities for delays and/or missed connections. I still tell the story of having a one hour flight from Tucson to LA that was supposed to arrive at 10:00 am - but we didn't get to board until 4:00 pm . . because our plane broke down and we didn't get a replacement plane until 2:00 . . Like Penny said - it's better to plan to come in a day early than to miss the ship . . .