NOTE: Generally, we’re happy to pay up to 25% more for a flight with fewer connections / shorter flight time. And we’re willing to pay up to 50% more. But if it’s more than that, we’ll optimize for the lower cost flight that still has the best possible schedule.
We will also generally pay more for flights that allow overhead carryon bags, so you don’t need to check a bag (i.e., you can board/deplane faster)
We will pay more (10% range) for a “main cabin” vs. “economy” ticket that allows flight changes at no cost, so we have flexibility.