Jet blue has managed to nicely throw a wrench into our May Couples plan by offering direct flights to MBJ out of Orlando.... We have always flown American before out of Tampa, and I am interested in people's opinions on what they think is better:
JetBlue: Direct from Orlando
American: Tampa -> Miami -> MBJ.
JetBlue: Arrives in MBJ at 11:15am (leaves Orlando at 10:00 -- but it's 2.5 hours away from our house.)
American: Arrives in MBJ at 10:30am (leaves Tampa at 7:00 -- but it's 45 minutes away from our house.)
JetBlue: Leaves MBJ at noon. But arrives in Orlando at 3:30 pm.
American: Leaves MBJ at 3:30 pm. Arrives in Tampa at 11:00 pm.
JetBlue: $75 more for both of us.
I love the idea of a direct flight, and not having to connect in Miami (yuck) but I have to admit, the return flight leaving MBJ at noon is a BIG disincentive for me. The 3:30 flight means we don't have to leave the resort until 11:30 am, which means a run on the beach and a nice breakfast the day we leave as opposed to leaving the resort at 8am.
What do you all think? To direct or not to direct?? That is the question.