which airport is closest??
Meridian, MS (about an hour from Bud's) airport code MEI
I booked my tickets already, arriving Thursday 22nd, leaving Tuesday the 27th - I watched the prices for almost 2 months, and it dropped from $488 to $279 from Philly to Atlanta to Meridian - so I saved $200 by waiting using Delta.
PS... Delta hubs thru Atlanta from nearly everywhere to Meridian, so if you choose them, you will likely see Altanta even from the West Coast, as is the searching we did for Irwin.
But I'm all paid for, picked out my window seats and I'm just waiting for the calendar to rotate through a few pages :)