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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.
28 September 2016
The English tourism industry is predicted to grow faster than the overall economy every year for the next decade, according to new research.
27 September 2016
Monarch Airlines says its flights are operating as normal amid fears the firm is in financial trouble.
24 September 2016
Slim people who look physically healthy may still be at increased chance of being diagnosed with bowel cancer if they have raised insulin levels, according new research.
23 September 2016
Theresa May is being urged to give the go-ahead for flights to resume between the UK and Sharm el-Sheikh by the head of the cross-party parliamentary group on Egypt.
22 September 2016
Budget airline Jet2.com is to open its first base in the south of England at Stansted.
21 September 2016
Smoking rates have dropped to the lowest level on record in England, new figures show, suggesting messages about the health effects of cigarettes are hitting home.
20 September 2016
Concerns have been raised over flight disruptions caused by heavy drinking among passengers.
17 September 2016
British Airways' decision to launch direct flights from London to Tehran earlier this month positions Iran as one of the hottest destinations to visit in 2017, according to experts.
16 September 2016
More than 100 flights have been cancelled as French air traffic controllers go on strike again.
15 September 2016
Two thirds of MPs would support an expansion at Heathrow.
14 September 2016
TripAdvisor is launching a new homepage, making the booking of holiday activities and tours even easier.
13 September 2016
Travellers are to be charged to use fast lanes to get through passport checks in an attempt to cut queues.