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30 June 2011 09:23
Many travellers find the airport experience stressful, says study
Around one in 10 people are put off air travel by the thought of the hassles they face at airports, a new study shows.
In a poll of more than 2000 people, 9% admitted they do not fly because they do not like the airport experience, while two-fifths of those who travel said being at airports leaves them stressed.
A third of people find getting around airports more taxing than a working week and 23% find it as tough as a house move. Two-fifths said they find foreign airports difficult.
The survey by life assistance company CPP found travellers worried most about flight delays, the likelihood of mislaying baggage and failing to get to the departure gate on time.
But having a
travel insurance policy in place can help take some of the stress out of the airport experience.
Nearly half of those questioned said they have to get on the flight before relief sets in and 45% believe their holiday only starts once the plane leaves the ground.
14 January 2017
Some of the biggest airports in the UK have been forced to cancel flights as snow and blizzard conditions sweep parts of the country.
13 January 2017
Stress could be as significant a risk factor for heart attacks and strokes as smoking, drinking and overeating, new research shows.
24 December 2016
Planned strikes by British Airways cabin crew on Christmas Day and Boxing Day have been suspended amid continuing industrial unrest ahead of the weekend break.
11 January 2017
A connection between diabetes and inflection in children could be a major breakthrough in developing a cure for type 1 diabetes, according to new research.
10 January 2017
A new trial aimed at tackling widespread loneliness among older people is successfully reducing isolation using community-based tactics, a report shows.
07 January 2017
People may be able to enjoy better brain health in later life by following a Mediterranean diet, research has suggested.
06 January 2017
Many Britons plan to cut down on the costs of their holidays in 2017, as part of their financial resolutions for the New Year.
05 January 2017
Holidaymakers have been encouraged to make the most of the fact 2017 boasts a pair of bank holiday weekends just two weeks apart.
04 January 2017
Holidaymakers are increasingly turning their attentions to trips which are all-inclusive, new research has suggested.
31 December 2016
Budget airline Norwegian has said it will launch ultra-low cost flights for as little at £56 to New York as it ramps up the pressure on its rivals.
30 December 2016
Some of the most famous artists in history may have left subtle clues to brain disease in their paintings, new research suggests.
29 December 2016
A positive outlook for the UK travel industry is being tempered by uncertainty over the economy, according to a new report.