More Americans Are Flying and Complaining About Air Travel


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Medioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — More Americans are planning to take a domestic flight this year, a new air travel survey finds.

TripAdvisor surveyed more than 2,000 respondents and found that 91 percent intend to take a domestic flight in 2013, up from 86 percent who said they flew domestically last year.

The survey also found 67 percent of respondents making international travel plans this year, compared to 56 percent in 2012.

The TripAdvisor survey also reveals flyer preferences and annoyances.

The top five biggest complaints about air travel:

  • Uncomfortable seats/limited leg room
  • Costly airline fees and ticket prices
  • Unpredictable flight delays
  • Long security lines
  • Other passengers (e.g. loud children)

The five most annoying airline fees, according to respondents:

  • Checked baggage
  • Carry-on baggage
  • Seat selection
  • Printed boarding pass at airport
  • In-flight amenities

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