FlightNetwork.com, one of Canada’s leaders in online travel, today announced the results of their newest ‘State of Air Travel Poll,’ aimed at giving Canadians a voice to weigh-in on the biggest issues facing the travel industry.
FlightNetwork.com’s latest poll asked Canadian consumers to report and rate the best upgrades they have ever received on a flight.
Of the 1000 Canadian travellers polled, 52.8% said that they have never actually received an upgrade. 37.3% lucky travellers reported a bump up to first class, 6.1% considered roomier seats the best upgrade they have ever received and 3.8% cited free drinks.
When asked what three upgrades they would most appreciate on their next flights, Canadian travellers overwhelmingly voted for a bump up to first class at 82.9% followed by roomier seats at 74.1% and a free meal at 49.8%. Travellers would also like no one sitting on either side of them 42.2%, free drinks (25.7%) and a free in-flight movie (25.3%).
Interestingly, when asked what upgrade would make them switch airlines, more than half of travellers (58.8%) voted that ‘it doesn’t matter, they were just looking for the lowest prices.”