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Travel By Air Frustrations Revealed By Survey
A full 75 percent of air travellers are most frustrated by the time it takes for them to make it through security checks, says a recent study by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
Taking off shoes and belts, sorting through electronic items and removing liquids from their carry-on bags all add up to huge frustration. It is such a bother to travelers that 75 percent would rather go through a full-body scanner than have a full pat down by a security officer.
In other findings of the nearly 3,000 travelers from 114 countries surveyed who had traveled by air in the past 12 months:
- 73 percent were willing to share personal background information with governments in order to speed up security screening.
- 77 percent were comfortable with using biometric identification for more convenient airport transit.
- 71 percent would prefer to use a self-boarding device at the gate, such as a mobile phone.
- 86 percent were prepared to provide the airline their passport details in advance to allow a smoother journey.
- 91 percent said they would be interested if providing passport details in advance would allow a faster arrival process.
IATA also reported that airlines are expected to return a profit of $6.7 billion in 2012, expected to improve to $8.4 billion in 2013.
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