Flight Tip of the Day
The simplest way to put it, is just get a direct flight whenever you can. Even when it may be be the most convenient flight times. You never know when an aiport's radar will go down. Or when there is really bad weather at another airport you're flying to. Looking on the bright side, getting delayed by hours on end allows you to become familiar with every restaurant in the terminal.
Also, make sure you take enough books to read, especially if you are going to a foreign country. You don't want to be stuck spending $30 for a book on horticulture just to read something in English.