A Travel and vacations forum. TravelBanter

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » TravelBanter forum » Travelling Style » Air travel
Site Map Home Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Holiday Blues: 39 Percent of Air Passengers Don't Want to Fly



 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old December 20th, 2011, 03:34 PM posted to rec.travel.air
Fly Guy
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 193
Default Holiday Blues: 39 Percent of Air Passengers Don't Want to Fly

http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/was...nt-want-to-fly

Holiday Blues: 39 Percent Don't Want to Fly
December 19, 2011

If the thought of traveling during the Christmas holidays makes you ill,
you're in good company. A new travel industry survey finds that 39
percent would rather take the bus than fly. Irked by new travel
security requirements, higher traffic and the clutter of presents, many
air travelers express frustration about flying.

Lessening the hassles, said the U.S. Travel Association, could win back
customers. "Our research shows that reducing hassle without compromising
security will encourage more Americans to fly — as many as two to three
additional trips a year — leading to an additional $85 billion in
spending that would support 900,000 American jobs," said Roger Dow,
president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association.

When it comes to holiday air travel, a striking number of passengers
would rather not fly. Two out of every five passengers (39%) would
rather take another form of transportation (e.g., auto, train, bus RV)
than fly to reach their final destination.

- A majority of passengers (70%) say they will check at least one
bag during their holiday travels.

- A majority of all passengers (58%) will bring holiday gifts
with them.

- More than half (63%) will check their holiday gifts.

- One third (32%) will carry their gifts onto the plane.

- Most passengers traveling without gifts chose to ship them
to their final destination (65%).

- About one third (32.8%) of travelers said they avoid flying
with gifts because it is too much hassle.

- Most passengers (56%) are unaware of the Transportation Security
Administration's (TSA's) new pat down policy for children.

- More than one third (35%) of passengers don't know how much
airlines will charge for their checked bag.
  #2  
Old December 20th, 2011, 08:12 PM posted to rec.travel.air
Runge 132
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 88
Default Holiday Blues: 39 Percent of Air Passengers Don't Want to Fly


Who cares ?

"Fly Guy" a écrit dans le message de groupe de discussion :
...

http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/was...nt-want-to-fly

Holiday Blues: 39 Percent Don't Want to Fly
December 19, 2011

If the thought of traveling during the Christmas holidays makes you ill,
you're in good company. A new travel industry survey finds that 39
percent would rather take the bus than fly. Irked by new travel
security requirements, higher traffic and the clutter of presents, many
air travelers express frustration about flying.

Lessening the hassles, said the U.S. Travel Association, could win back
customers. "Our research shows that reducing hassle without compromising
security will encourage more Americans to fly — as many as two to three
additional trips a year — leading to an additional $85 billion in
spending that would support 900,000 American jobs," said Roger Dow,
president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association.

When it comes to holiday air travel, a striking number of passengers
would rather not fly. Two out of every five passengers (39%) would
rather take another form of transportation (e.g., auto, train, bus RV)
than fly to reach their final destination.

- A majority of passengers (70%) say they will check at least one
bag during their holiday travels.

- A majority of all passengers (58%) will bring holiday gifts
with them.

- More than half (63%) will check their holiday gifts.

- One third (32%) will carry their gifts onto the plane.

- Most passengers traveling without gifts chose to ship them
to their final destination (65%).

- About one third (32.8%) of travelers said they avoid flying
with gifts because it is too much hassle.

- Most passengers (56%) are unaware of the Transportation Security
Administration's (TSA's) new pat down policy for children.

- More than one third (35%) of passengers don't know how much
airlines will charge for their checked bag.

  #3  
Old December 21st, 2011, 06:11 AM posted to rec.travel.air
Fly Guy
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 193
Default Holiday Blues: 39 Percent of Air Passengers Don't Want to Fly

Runge used improper usenet message composition style by full-quoting AND
by top-poasting:

Who cares ?


How about anyone reading this newsgroup, you dumb ass.

Holiday Blues: 39 Percent Don't Want to Fly

  #4  
Old December 21st, 2011, 06:00 PM posted to rec.travel.air
irwell
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 758
Default Holiday Blues: 39 Percent of Air Passengers Don't Want to Fly

On Wed, 21 Dec 2011 00:11:03 -0500, Fly Guy wrote:

Runge used improper usenet message composition style by full-quoting AND
by top-poasting:


Fly guy needs to use his spell checker.
Don't toast the post.
  #5  
Old December 21st, 2011, 10:28 PM posted to rec.travel.air
Runge 132
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 88
Default Holiday Blues: 39 Percent of Air Passengers Don't Want to Fly

and irwell loves to post his wit once a week

"Irwell" a écrit dans le message de groupe de discussion :
...

On Wed, 21 Dec 2011 00:11:03 -0500, Fly Guy wrote:

Runge used improper usenet message composition style by full-quoting AND
by top-poasting:


Fly guy needs to use his spell checker.
Don't toast the post.

  #6  
Old December 21st, 2011, 10:28 PM posted to rec.travel.air
Runge 132
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 88
Default Holiday Blues: 39 Percent of Air Passengers Don't Want to Fly

hmmmm you own the group and control it's readers, oh I see.

"Fly Guy" a écrit dans le message de groupe de discussion :
...

Runge used improper usenet message composition style by full-quoting AND
by top-poasting:

Who cares ?


How about anyone reading this newsgroup, you dumb ass.

Holiday Blues: 39 Percent Don't Want to Fly


  #7  
Old December 22nd, 2011, 03:02 AM posted to rec.travel.air
Fly Guy
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 193
Default Holiday Blues: 39 Percent of Air Passengers Don't Want to Fly

Irwell wrote:

Fly guy needs to use his spell checker.
Don't toast the post.


Spelling was intentional.

Because only usenet Klowns top-poast.
  #8  
Old December 22nd, 2011, 03:04 AM posted to rec.travel.air
Fly Guy
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 193
Default Holiday Blues: 39 Percent of Air Passengers Don't Want to Fly

GRunge used improperly usenet message composition style by top-poasting:

hmmmm you own the group and control it's readers, oh I see.


hmmmm you make hyperbolic statements showing everyone how much of a
troll you are, oh I see.
  #9  
Old January 8th, 2012, 06:35 PM posted to rec.travel.air
Runge 132
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 88
Default Holiday Blues: 39 Percent of Air Passengers Don't Want to Fly

Hey guy go fly, will you ?


"Fly Guy" a écrit dans le message de groupe de discussion :
...

GRunge used improperly usenet message composition style by top-poasting:

hmmmm you own the group and control it's readers, oh I see.


hmmmm you make hyperbolic statements showing everyone how much of a
troll you are, oh I see.

 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FT/Lex: US airline blues Papadillos Air travel 0 March 24th, 2008 09:55 AM
RT BLUES, WASTED MONEY virginatraveling Air travel 2 May 22nd, 2007 02:09 AM
The Blues Bar, Soho [email protected] Europe 6 March 12th, 2006 01:55 PM
Forty percent! devil Europe 0 December 31st, 2003 11:22 PM
Blues in Munich? mrsoft99 Europe 2 November 28th, 2003 03:04 AM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2004-2018 TravelBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.