"The first is delays and a chance to miss your second flight."
Indeed, but if you're flexible enough you can time your flights so as to give yourself the maximum time between flights.
"Secondlty, there are long waiting times."
Indeed, but if you're a spotter or photographer or both then that can, of course, be very productive.
Ah well, each to their own.
I personally will always fly via as many places as possible instead of going for a non-stop service, presuming the option is available. For example, instead of flying LHR
in November 2003, I flew LHR
. Yes, I had long times between connecting (9-13 hours), but by gum it was well worth it - and the airfare was cheaper than what it would have cost to have flown non-stop.
"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."