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Business passengers find planes safer than trains

26 January 2009 09:02

Business passengers find planes safer than trains

Business people feel safer when travelling by aeroplane than when they use the railway to get to their destination, according to a recent travel survey.

According to the Barclaycard business travel survey, nine out of ten business staff feel more secure when they travel through airports, while over 75 per cent of respondents believe that security on trains is in need of improvement.

Despite the fact of poor punctuality figures, terminal luggage disasters and hand luggage restrictions, travelling by plane is still seen as the best way to travel by business passengers because of the increased safety that comes with the trip.

Business travellers are advised to make sure they take out travel insurance for business trips, in case of any loss or damage to any important goods that are taken on a journey.

The Association of Train Operating Companies told the Guardian that intercity services, often used by business travellers, were well staffed and secure.

A study conducted by American Express Insurance Services found that one in seven businessmen use technology such as a Blackberry phone or a laptop to keep in touch with the office during a business trip.ADNFCR-1320-ID-18673141-ADNFCR