Survey looks at flying habits


If you sit next to a Brit or German on a plane, expect them to be chatty. If you’re looking for a drinking buddy, then an Australian is your best bet. A recent survey looks at how people spend their time in the air.

The Airline Passenger Experience Association surveyed 1 500 travellers from eight different nationalities to find out how they like to pass the time while flying.

According to the survey, Germans and Brits spend 50 per cent more time chatting to their fellow passengers than other nationalities. Australians are most likely to drink, followed by Americans and then British passengers.

The survey also states that passengers spend most of their time sleeping. Watching in-flight movies or television comes in second, followed by reading for pleasure.

Airplane food is known for being bland, but surprisingly seven out of 10 passengers said they are satisfied with the quality and selection of inflight food and snacks.

-Petro-Anne Vlok


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