Well, American used to be my preferred carrier -but, not anymore. Unless you happen to live in one of their hub cities (which Cleveland is not) then most likely you will need to take one of their regional jets to the hub for a connecting flight to your destination. The last 3 times I flew American, I arrived a day later than planned. In each case the regional jet had mechanical failures and they had no replacements. In fact, on my last trip with AA -I was rescheduled 4 times (over a period of 24 hours) before actually departing from Cleveland due to mechanical failures on the first 3 planes!!! I am thankful that I have always arranged to fly in at least one-night pre-cruise. Now I dread anytime I must fly AA and if I must - plan 2 days pre-cruise to pad the window.