Following recent news that a budget airline is to introduce a fee for hand luggage that won’t fit under your seat, TripAdvisor can reveal the scale of the negative reaction to this move from British travellers.
The TripAdvisor poll of over 11,500 British travellers, revealed that almost three-quarters (73%) of respondents are so disgruntled by the imposed fees that they would rather fly with an alternative airline than pay the additional charge, while a quarter (25%) said they would only consider paying the hand luggage fee if it meant cheaper costs all round. Only 2% of Brits said that they would be happy to pay the extra fee.
“Charging passengers for hand luggage that doesn’t fit under the seat is an interesting move, but one that clearly doesn’t sit well with the majority of British travellers. Travellers should always do their research before booking to ensure that any extra charges are factored into the total fare.”