One bad thing about living in the sticks is that I'm not close to any airport that flies direct to Vegas. My options are A. My "local" airport (30 min drive) with a layover or B. Drive to CLT (2 hr 15 min) and get a direct flight. Nine times out of 10, the total travel time is about the same. So it usually comes down to whether I want to deal with that long drive after a booze-fueled, sleep deprived Vegas trip or deal with an extra airport and doubling my chances of a delay. So, as I contemplate my next trip, I'm finding myself flip-flopping over which option to take this time. I'm sure that there are plenty of you guys who are in similar situations. So, give me a little help making up my mind. Which annoyance do you "prefer"? Do you always do one or the other? Or do you mix it up depending on schedule, price or your mood? Which would you choose if all other things are equal?