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Once, air travel was considered the most glamorous and exciting mode of transport researched for an elite group of people.

Now, flying has become commonplace and thanks to affordable air travel it has opened up a whole new world to many people. Despite this, industry research shows that people increasingly dislike it.

A 2015 survey by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) found people were not prepared to queue more than 10 minutes through security and more than half didn’t want to wait longer than 3 minutes to drop off their luggage.

The survey highlights real passenger dissatisfaction when it comes to waiting in line for a long period of time.

It seems lower prices have created more of a demand for air travel, resulting in more congestion and delays. The high competition for low cost flight tickets has also caused airlines to tighten their costs by squeezing in more seats, which means less leg room, narrower seats, less reclining and generally less comfort.

In today’s world, flying is often inevitable and although the standard has declined, the price is historically low.

IMG: Liverpool John Lennon Airport by BunSnarf / Flickr cc.

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