I checked on Northwest Airlines, and one can fly from Kansas City, staying 4 nights at the J.W. Marriott for only $667 round trip! In August.
I hear the only catch is that the beaches are washed away from pass hurricanes, and that August is hurricane season again. And I assume the whole flu deal will be just a bad memory by then. The rooms were only $95 per night! Now that's a deal! Am I missing anything here? Or will the flu thing still be a problem in August? Please give me your input, Thank you, Toehead