Paying Extra for a Flight for the Convenience of a Better Seat

I’ll be visiting family for Christmas, and I just bought my plane tickets online. I know that I should have bought them earlier, but I only had to pay for my return flight because I was able to buy my departure ticket using points I saved.

I have some self-imposed rules when choosing flights:

1) Avoid red-eyes if possible because of my inability to sleep for longer than 10 minutes at a time on planes.

2) When flying from the East Coast to the West Coast (where my hometown is), try to choose a flight that will land before 9 p.m. (to help with jet lag).

3) Pay the extra money for direct flights—time is money and I’d rather spend an extra $50 to not have to land in another city and wait for a connecting flight.

Save on Living Expenses with This 1 Weird Tip

TIP: Internalize everything you read and hear about everything being DANGEROUS and TERRIBLE. (Today’s example: ”We Are Lucky There Aren’t More Runway Collisions at Airports.”) Believe it, or even don’t believe it, but put it in the back of your head, sitting there, along with all the other things you read and hear and are told, and at some point, you will reach the max amount of fear mongering that you can take, and you’ll never leave your house again. Is that the point? It must be the point.