Well, we finally booked our flights. $612 RT from LAX/MBJ on American. The good thing is, we got the TIMES we wanted without having to make 2 layovers on the way home or spend the night in ATL both ways. At one point yesterday, the flights with the "good" times was running $750 and up as high as $850 (getting there was ok, but it was the return flight where they jammed us)...but for whatever reason, right around midnight they dropped...so i pulled the trigger. Why do they do that to us??? I swear, buying airline tickets is like shooting craps!