Avoid Really Tight Layovers
Direct flights are always ideal, but they aren't always accessible. When booking a flight with more than one leg, it's safe to give yourself at least a one-hour layover to ensure you make your connection. Some airports are sprawling and will require quite a trek to get to your connecting gate, and when traveling in November and December, you always have the weather to consider. Elizabeth Avery, founder of Solo Trekker 4 U, warns travelers to "avoid booking flights with the "accepted" 45-minute connection. Flight delays for bad weather and heavy holiday load factors make on-time arrivals a toss-up."