It does help that I have a TA in the family to use but it still was a bit hairy, and a glass of wine helps too, LOL. I wish I didn't have to shell out an extra $220 but just the thought of being back at CSA and in Jamaica makes it ok, LOL.
we also booked the AA direct flight from ORD to MB today. it cost us about $200 more than what we paid for our AJ tickets, but it's worth it, since there were no other nonstop flight options for the dates we had booked. Our return flight will have a 3 hour layover in Miami, but I could care less about it taking longer to get home - I just wanted to be sure to get "HOME" to CN in the shortest time possible!