A recent survey by Jetcost.co.uk revealed that three quarters of British flyers don’t currently feel that they get value for money, and would happily spend an extra £75 per flight to have a lesser impact on the environment or for more leg room to be standard.
The survey was part of an ongoing study into the costs involved with flying. A total of 2,287 Brits aged 18 and over, all of whom stated they have flown at least once in the past two years, were quizzed about the costs involved with flying and what they’d love to see on flights that they’d be happy to spend more on.
Of the 78% who responded that they didn't feel they received value for money when purchasing flights, the most common responses were ‘there are too many additional charges, such as Air Passenger Duty’ (32%) and ‘the cost of flights seem to keep increasing, but the benefits don’t increase in line with this’ (27%).
All respondents were then asked what aspects they would be prepared to pay more money for, with the top five results being a more environmentally friendly flight - 57%; All seats to have extra leg room - 55%; Quicker flights - 52%; More individual in-flight entertainment (i.e. personal screens) - 41%; and Higher quality in-flight meals - 40%, with the majority of respondents happy to pay on average an extra £75 per flight to receive them.
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