TORONTO, Aug. 24 /CNW/ - FlightNetwork.com,
one of Canada's highest volume online travel sales sites (second only to
Expedia in Canada), today announced the results of their first 'State of
Air Travel Poll,' aimed at giving Canadians a voice to weigh-in on the
biggest issues facing the travel industry in 2010.
poll focussing on 'travel pet peeves' reveals that out of the 768
Canadians polled, 77.6% indentified added fees (eg. paying for
additional luggage) as one of their top three air travel pet peeves.
Rounding out the top three were cramped seats (63.5%) and flight delays
Surprisingly, rude passengers scored relatively low as a pet peeve at
30.3% along with babies and children making noise at 21.5%. Also
Identified as top travel peeves were long security checks (29.8%), lack
of in-flight service (24.5%) and plus sized passengers taking up too
much room at 12.8%.
"As air carriers continue to charge added fees, Canadians will continue
to weigh the costs," said Naman Budhdeo, CEO of FlightNetwork.com.
"The important thing is for Canadians to continue to have a choice
between cost savings and reasonable flight amenities."
Running until December 2010, the State of Air Travel Poll will utilize
Blog, Facebook page and customer database to reach Canadians and ask for
their input. Poll topics will cover a range of issues including green
travel, plus sized passengers, if cell phones should be allowed on
planes and Canada's best and worst airports.
About FlightNetwork.com ( href="http://www.flightnetwork.com/">www.flightnetwork.com)
one of Canada's largest online flight booking sites by volume (second
only to Expedia.ca in Canada), FlightNetwork.com's
proprietary flight booking engine offers consumers the advantages of
last second booking, searches of over 250 airfares per transaction and
unique mix and match fares that allow booking on different airlines for
departure and return flights to get the lowest fares possible.
and delivers the 'lowest airfares from the top airlines' by offering
consumers access to over 2 million bulk rates negotiated with major
airlines. Backing up Flight Network's award winning online service are
65 insightful and well travelled flight specialists in the FlightNetwork.com
recently named to the 22nd annual PROFIT 100 ranking of
Canada's Fastest Growing Companies by PROFIT Magazine.
Ranking Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies by five-year revenue growth,
the PROFIT 100 profiles the country's most successful growth companies.
Published in the June issue of PROFIT and online at PROFIT100.com,
the PROFIT 100 is Canada's largest annual celebration of entrepreneurial
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