Holiday 'snobs' only flying with upmarket airlines to avoid 'certain' people

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Holiday 'snobs' only flying with upmarket airlines to avoid 'certain' people
Holiday 'snobs' only flying with upmarket airlines to avoid 'certain' people


A new holiday survey has revealed that airline "snobs" choose carriers by the sorts of people who use them.

According to the poll by sunshine.co.uk, 21 per cent of air travellers admit to being particular about 'who' they travel with.

Of the 2,265 holidaymakers asked, 65 per cent said they would behave differently if flying with an upmarket airline and nine per cent admitted to choosing flights based on how attractive they thought the cabin crew would be.

A total of 46 per cent said they were more likely to file a complaint with a budget airline, while 33 per cent said they would treat staff working for an upmarket airline with more respect.

Flight prices topped the list of main reasons for choosing an airline, followed by flight times and luggage allowance.

Sunshine.co.uk managing director Chris Clarkson said: "While choosing a flight based on the lowest price tickets wasn't too surprising, it was a revelation to see that a fair few would disregard an airline just to avoid a 'certain type' of people.

"You'll find people from all walks of life on flights, but no one is asking you to sit and chat to them. We'd strongly suggest not letting snobbery get in the way of getting a good deal! Just because an airline is known to be a "budget" carrier, it doesn't mean you're going to have a bad experience."

What do you think of the new findings? Are you an airline snob or a lover of budget travel? Leave a comment and let us know below.

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