2018 Annual State of Travel Survey: The Flight Experience

What do you find most stressful about flying?

  • Delays and cancellations - 49%
  • Finding deals - 25%
  • Crowds at the airport - 17%
  • Last minute fees - 9%

How do you prefer traveling with the majority of your baggage?

  • Carry on - 30%
  • Checking - 15%
  • Mix of carry on and checking bags - 52%
  • No preference - 3%

Prior to boarding, do you get worried that enough overhead bin space will be available?

  • Yes - 48%
  • No - 44%
  • I don't use the overhead bin space - 8%

Which of the following statements best reflects your opinion on overhead bin space?

  • First come, first serve - put your bags wherever there is space - 15%
  • The space over each row should be for those sitting in that row - 76%
  • No opinion - 9%

Should families with young children (age 10 and under) be required to sit in a separate section of the plane?

  • Yes - 46%
  • No - 54%

How much would you have to be saving to book a stand-up seat on a plane?

  • Less than $300 - 49%
  • $300 - 51%

Do the recent issues with airline engines make you feel unsafe while flying?

  • Yes - 40%
  • No - 51%
  • I am not aware of the recent issues - 9%

Do you think the government should regulate airline safety protocols?

  • Yes - 88%
  • No - 12%
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