While planning our 15th Anniversary trip to Hawaii, I read everything I could in this forum and just wanted to share what we did to help out my fellow vacation planners! A little background about us: Family of 3 from Florida (mid-30s and dd9). We are WDW regulars and have been on a few DCL cruises. We travel frequently, but do a bigger trip every 5 years to celebrate our anniversary. About 18 months ago I started planning our 15th anniversary trip. We decided on Hawaii because Aulani was a Disney bucket list item for me, but I also wanted to visit another island while we were there. After researching the 3 other main islands, I chose Kauai because I wanted to see the beautiful Na Pali Coast. Day 1- Travel day With the six hour time difference, we decided to spend a night at LAX (and grab some In-n-Out) before our nonstop flight to Lihue the next morning. We booked a TPA-MIA-LAX flight on American using miles. Unfortunately, our TPA-MIA flight was delayed and we ended up missing our connection in Miami. American re-booked us on a MIA-DFW-LAX flight. Our MIA-DFW flight was also delayed, but we managed to run like crazy and make the LAX flight. Our 1 checked bag made it on a nonstop from MIA-LAX and arrived shortly after we did in the next terminal over. At 1:45am we checked into the Hyatt Regency LAX for 4 hours of sleep before our flight to LIH. No In-n-Out for me, but at least we were going to make our morning flight!