I truly appreciate the information. We were told since we would not be checking in any luggage on the flight that if we could get to the airport by 8:40 we would be fine but I had not thought about the other traffic from the other ships. We have never cruised out of Ft. Lauderdale and I am not familiar with the port and how the traffic flows thru it. We have held of booking to see if there is something else we can do. There is a 10:15 flight but it is $150 more per ticket. The 9:40 flight is the only one we can afford at today's prices and get to Atlanta in time but if the chance is greater that we will miss the flight, not sure if we want to take the risk. THANK YOU!!!