For shorter flights (say, NYC to Florida), I prefer direct flights. A connection adds 50% or more to the total time of the flight.
That being said, though, if I can connect in ATL
and fly into SRQ
instead of TPA
, I get the hour back in not having to drive from TPA
to my brother's place in Bradenton (he lives five minutes from SRQ
), so I'll take the connection if the price is right.
(Even if it means paying the most I've ever paid for a Checkers burger at ATL
For longer flights, I'll happily take a connection - it's nice to break up the monotony of a flight from NYC to California or Vegas.