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Airports and Airlines: Annoying Things they Say and Do
As the nation begins its search for cheap airline tickets to travel home for the Holidays, a recent poll by travel site Skyscanner has revealed the things that irk travelers most when flying.
By: Scot Carlson
27% of our users chimed in, reporting that dishonest announcements really get under their skin:
“Telling you a flight will be 30 minutes late, then other 30 minutes late, then another – when they know full well that the plane hasn’t even left its departure airport is extremely annoying and downright dishonest. Passengers appreciate clarity from the start as this allows them to resort to plan B if needed” said Barry Smith, Skyscanner co-founder and director.
Being told to turn off MP3 players and other electronic devices was rated the second most annoying aspect of flying with 20% of the vote.
“It seems strange that airport security will confiscate an innocent bottle of water, yet we are permitted to board with these potentially lethal electronic devices. If an MP3 player really could bring down a plane, would we be allowed to fly with them?” said Sam Baldwin, Skyscanner UK’s Travel Editor.
Being “woken up to be sold something” won 17% and “ear piercing trumpet calls and bragging about landing on time” came in with 12%. Being told the plane is late due to the “late running of the inbound aircraft” (obviously!) and “long security lines” both took 8% of the vote.
All dressed up and nowhere to go? Visit Skyscanner to find out why flights to New York, and flights to London, are our visitor’s top-picks when searching for a place to ring in the New Year – check out Skyscanner’
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