It seemed like the perfect trip:
One week, May 1-8, at Pointe Santo
4 free (air miles) direct flights into RSW
Great deal on rental car through Priceline (National).
Until the air miles travel rep called today and told me the May 1st flight had been cancelled (it was the only flight that day)! However, we can change our flight dates and/or the city we're flying into at no charge.
We figured that we could arrive as early as Thursday and then have two nights someplace before picking up our rental at RSW and heading over to Sanibel. If our kids were older (they'll be 3.5 and 9 months) we might have considered Disney World, but we're not really interested in doing that this trip.
Any ideas? I plan to call National tomorrow and see what, if anything, can be done about the car. I suspect we'll be renting a car for one or two days and then just using our Priceline rental as originally planned. I'll also call the rep and see what cities and flight times are available. What we're definitely NOT interested in doing is arriving in Tampa or Orlando on Saturday and then driving that day out to Sanibel. But it might be kind of fun to stay in a hotel someplace (maybe even Ft. Myers?) for one or two nights before heading to the island.
My head is spinning so I thought I put this out to you all folks to see if you had any ideas or advice.