$400.5B Economic Boost from Air Travel

The Economics of Air Travel
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Are you flying today? If so, you’re one of 11.9M people traveling by air each day.

In a Nutshell: According to recent market research by finance company, HSBC, $400.5B is the economic contribution from air travel.   They named this group “Flyland,” as it’s the 25th largest economy in the world.  The study also reported that the average age is 45 and most speak English.  The study also revealed that travelers are positive about the benefits of travel as a way to broaden their mind, they feel more independent (77%) and more confident (73%).

Pat yourself on the back if you’re one of the 47% that started a conversation with the person next to you and more kudos to you if you’re one of the 12% that made a lasting friendship from your flight.

And there were some annoying factors in the study like those seat kicking children with 65% saying it’s the biggest taboo along with being rude to flight attendants at 56%. I’m glad most of us are in agreement with these. What about cheering when the plane lands? 15% find that annoying.

If you like stats about travel, then you may also find it interesting that Americans spend an average of $51.32 per flight (aside from their ticket), which includes paying for on-board Wi-FI, food, drinks (including alcoholic) and most (72%) use their credit card.

Buh bye, now.

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About Donna Adinolfi 70 Articles
Donna Adinolfi is a wellness travel expert and solopreneur committed to promoting and writing about wellness, travel and spa. She is the founder/publisher of MindfulAdventures.com and previously served as Travel & Spa Editor of Balance Magazine. Her 30+ year career in travel also includes wellness travel planning & retreats and freelance writing/photography. She is based in Michigan and loves cross country road trips.

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