When you're trying to corral a spouse, kids and various belongings, the idea of a non-stop flight is pretty appealing. You can just settle in and sit tight until you get where you're going. You usually pay for the privilege, though. Choosing an itinerary that includes at least one connecting flight will save you money. This doesn't necessarily have to be a brutal compromise, though. Just make sure you have at least an hour between flights if you're dealing with a multi-terminal airport. You might also consider doing a Google search for the layout of the connecting airport involved. It might give you a good idea of how difficult it could be to get from point A to point B.