I was going to do what you suggest...and get a flight with stops. But then it made the trip so long, that I would be up for a really long day. As it is I have a 13-14 hour day of traveling. I couldn't decide which would be better. I ended up booking direct. Well, direct from the east coast, I do have another flight to get to atlanta. I hope I did the right thing! I will be pacing the aisles trying to keep the blood flowing!