Airport travel 'becoming more stressful'
26 January 2009 07:44
Although demand for cheap flights remains as high as ever, new research by Travel Supermarket has found that most Brits (54 per cent) regard airport experiences as stressful.
The main culprit for raising blood pressure was deemed to be stress associated with flight delays and cancellations (68 per cent), while lengthy queues were also a major bugbear (58 per cent).
Stringent security measures annoyed barely one third (36 per cent) of passengers, somewhat surprisingly, despite being one of the most common causes of delay for people at an airport.
Travel Supermarket spokesman Bob Atkinson commented: "There is no denying that it has been a turbulent few months for both those within the travel industry and those looking to travel.
"Confusion and frustration is high amongst travellers, with the ongoing economic turbulence causing even more worry."
The survey also concluded that gathering documentation together is another potential cause of anxiety, with 28 per cent of people worrying about such things as travel insurance papers.