Brits’ love of punctuality is alive and well according to a poll by

The research of the operator's customers revealed that 69% said when they’re flying, they’re always at the departure gate in plenty of time, and 17% of people think that those who are late to board should be fined at least £50.


It seems that women are more tolerant than men when it comes to tardiness on a plane with 5% more men than women admitting they would like to fine late comers.

Meanwhile, 83% of those questioned said they have never missed a flight, with traffic on the way to the airport, bad weather, out-of-date passports, missing visas and getting carried away in duty free being the main reasons for planes taking off without some travellers.  

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