The HolidayExtras.com report, which polled nearly 5,000 of its customers, found that a massive 83% of people would like to see adult only areas on flights. Almost a third of people (31%) would go as far as banning children on flights completely and a further 51% would want adult-only cabins.
Rowdy children aren’t the only issue with holidaymakers. Over 75% of those polled said that they suffered because there was not enough leg room, and feeling uncomfortable was the most dreaded aspect of a flight.
Smelly passengers were also seen as a bugbear, with 9% of those surveyed having had their flight spoilt by the foul smell of a neighbour.
Snoring passengers can just relax and have a good kip – only 1% found snoring irritating; though twice as many women than men considered snoring was an issue on a flight.
The service of the cabin crew was generally seen as excellent – with only 4% of those surveyed finding any problems with the standard of in-flight service received.
Anthony Clarke-Cowell, head of product innovation and merchandising at HolidayExtras.com commented, “I’m surprised so many travellers have expressed such a strong desire for adult-only flights.
“Flights abroad always presents a challenge for families and this is reflected in the results. There is clearly a need for more facilities to keep children happily engaged in quieter pastimes both during and before a flight.”