That's an excellent suggestion. Getting on an earlier flight has three advantages: 1. Being able to use DME luggage transfers 2. Arriving at the resort at a more reasonable time 3. Not being on the last flight of the day if there are operational issues that day American is very good about accommodating passengers' needs when there's a substantial change in flight times. Even if someone originally picked an evening flight because it was much less expensive than a more convenient daytime flight, American agents will, on request, put passengers affected by a schedule change onto a more expensive flight with no change fee or fare difference, as long as there's room.