We are flying JetBlue on Sunday. They only have Saturday and Sunday non-stop flights from Boston. I think the same is true for US Air. (There are many flights, on several airlines, weekend end and weekdays that have stop overs).
Booked last month on AA for July 2010 - $406.00 including taxes from Boston - Aruba non stop, then AA changed our flight with a layover in Miami. Leaving Boston 3 hours earlier but arrive in Aruba 1 hour earlier. I kind of knew this would happen with AA but took a chance.
That is a long day!
I made many flights in and out of SFO in the past; always had problems w/making the conn flights out of Stapleton; seems Continental, etc. would plan conn flt with just a 15 min window; could never get the attendants or Pilots to move me and my Navy gear up front or ask everyone to remin seated so conn flight folks could get up and out in time.
Our Saturday morning JFK flight in NOV is about 80% booked now as compared to about 99% booked last year @ same time period.
The "extra legroom" seats are mainly not booked due to the slightly higher $; these are considered 1st class because of the legroom. and $ by travelers.
GL! I'm over 6' tall and find the reg seats A-OK for a relaxed flight.
We have even thought about staying the night in Atlanta & then fly out the next day - to get as much time AWAKE on Aruba as possible.
I cannot give any suggestions on Atlanta hotels, but I do know, speaking from experience, you must be VERY careful WHERE you book. I would review the reviews on tripadvisor.com very carefully. Also look at distances from the airport proper. The airport is not in the "best" section of the city. But then again, I guess what airport is?