In order to get home before our local airport closes for the night we had to book a flight that leaves Vancouver at noon. We only have an hour between flights at our connecting airport. The flight we booked on our preferred airline has no flights leaving after noon for the eastern US. We will still be getting in just prior to the airport closing. I would have preferred to leave Vancouver much later but it was not possible. Staying an extra day in Vancouver was also not something we could do. Perhaps this is why others must book an early flight also. Just a thought!