Air Travelers Prefer Relaxation to Work on Flights


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Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — A lot of people don’t like to leave business projects up in the air, so they’ll try to catch up on work while flying.

But that’s not how most airline passengers spend their time during trips, according to Chicago ground transportation company GO Airport Express.

In a survey of 640 people nationwide, 32 percent of travelers said their top activity on flights is reading for fun, and 14 percent of respondents say they enjoy sleeping.

Twelve percent will use their time flipping through business books and similar publications.  One in ten actually get down to doing work.

Surprisingly, only seven percent occupy themselves with in-flight movies.  Playing computer games, engaging strangers in conversation or doing nothing at all tied at two percent each.

Relaxing and pursuing leisure activities is clearly more important to airline passengers than doing work but GO Airport Express predicts that could flip as low-cost or free in-flight WiFi is offered by more carriers.

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