I had been checking with Southwest. They only post 5 months out, but I will periodically check to see what's what within their booking time. Looking over the past few month, they had limited flights, which would have meant leaving a day earlier and leaving the day after... with your question, I thought I would check their website, and Lo-And-Behold - they now have a second, later departing flight that would let us actually leave on the date of debarkation. The price is "fairly" good too. Of course, having to wait 5 - 6 months to book, no telling what prices will be... but, I'm not planning to book until spring anyway. We just bought new laminate flooring for the house and need to get this paid before airfare!
I hear what youall are saying about the difference between Travelocity and the airlines websites. I usually go to Travelocity to see who flies where I want to go and what prices are, then I go to the airlines to book. Yesterday, I went to Travelocity, saw $304; went to the airline and saw $698. No lie. I was amazed.