Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Surge in flyers taking hand luggage only

A survey undertaken by The Co-operative Travel has found that there has been an increase of 233% of people taking hand luggage only. The study was based on 68,000 flight bookings and is indicative of people keeping costs low and refusing to pay  excess charges of the budget carriers.
Based on a family of four, the study found that a family would save on average £233.12 if they took hand luggage only and up to £440 based on Ryanair's peak season flights.

It is thought that both flayers and airlines could be happy with the situation as consumers are becoming savvier at packing and saving money and airlines happier to lower the weight of the flight and reduce time spent handling passengers luggage.

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