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'Over 45% people prefer carrying home cooked food on flight'

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

As more and more people are upgrading to air travel, a report has found that over 45 per cent flyers sometimes prefer to carry home cooked food on the flight.

"Over 45 per cent prefer to sometimes carry home cooked food on the flight," according to 'Travel Report- 2017' by MakeMyTrip.

Further, it found that 42 per cent people do not prefer to pay and avail eatables on flights while travelling through a low-cost carrier (LCC).

About 85 per cent travellers find eatables sold on board expensive or very expensive, it added.

Even at the airports, 45 per cent travellers do not find the quality of eatables to be good and 88 per cent believe the prices are high or very expensive, it said.

'Travel Report- 2017' is based on bookings made from January-August 2017, compared with January-December 2016.

About 44 per cent flyers enjoy the view outside the window, sleeping (43 per cent) and listening to music (42 per cent) as the favourite pass times on board a flight, it revealed.

It also found that 35 per cent travellers do not wait for the captain or the crew's instruction to switch on their mobile phones upon landing.

The report said, 56 per cent flyers prefer to carry their air tickets in digital format, while 40 print and carry the boarding passes.

About 36 per cent flyers have used the self check-in kiosk at the airports, it added.

The report has revealed that 77 per cent mostly reach the airport more than 30 minutes in advance.

Upon reaching the airport early, browsing the internet (46 per cent) and talking to friends or family on mobile (39 per cent) is the usual activity to pass time, it said.

Most passengers prefer the window seat (46 per cent) followed by aisle seat (19 per cent) and 17 per cent of the travellers are indifferent to seat types, it said.

Meanwhile, it found that about 28 per cent travellers have carried an overweight hand baggage to avoid paying for extra weight, it said.

Interesting, the report also found that 31 per cent travellers are not aware of the fragile tag used for the check-in luggage and 62 per cent have never used it.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, October 04 2017. 18:13 IST
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