Survey Shows Fliers are Willing to Pay More for Better Air Travel — but not Much

Air travel in the U.S. is, if you haven't noticed, kind of miserable. Lines are long, airlines are reducing the size of seats, flights are fuller than ever, many airports are rundown and "ancillary fees" are becoming the norm. Travel Association, 62% of respondents said they were "somewhat frustrated" or "very frustrated" with air travel generally.Respondents were so frustrated that they even indicated a willingness to pay more to improve the system — or at least a little bit more. Fifty-eight percent said they would be willing to pay up to $4 more per flight "to fund airport improvements projects that would enable airports to accommodate more airlines, modernize facilities or reduce delays in and around the airport."



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