Well I pulled the plug, flight RT is about $100 more then what I'm used to paying but, am afraid to wait! So I had already booked a non-stop direct red eye with Alaska for $224 to Ft. Lauderdale and tonight I booked with Delta MCO back to Seattle for $218. It had the times I wanted, late afternoon leaving and only a 1 hr layover. Guess I'll have to live with the higher fares for this trip. So total is around $450 RT incl tax, meh.