I should jump in before this thread gets closed for staying on topic too long.
Left coasters, both recent Medicare enrollees (hey, spellchecker, this is correct!), have been coming every year since 2007, now up to 3+ weeks (two trips, 5 weeks in '16), with the bulk of the time spent at GCBC. Missed a flight some 3 years ago (massive sand gravity syndrome) so now spend a few days at Mary's Boon. Dislike the area, love the hotel and beach
We always take the red eye, primarily AA. Usually 12 hours for a 4k mile flight, so not too bad, other than the body's kvetching about the flight.