Not so many years ago there used to be creatures called "travel agents". They used to sort out airlines, connections, and even currency. They charged a small commission but they usually got you a decent deal without any fuss. Today we do it all on-line, with endless confusing airline websites and special deals that may or may not then turn sour with baggage charges, food charges, ticket (!!) charges and so on. In the name of supposedly saving a few bucks we are driving ourselves nuts. This is not progress.