Try to Avoid Layovers
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If at all possible, opt for a direct flight. With a layover, you not only add more time to your overall travel, but you're also constantly having to worry about whether you're going to make your connecting flight. If you happened to check a bag, you'll have the additional unease over whether or not your suitcase made it onboard, too.