Airline ‘snobs’ snub carriers

Airline “snobs” are snubbing certain carriers to avoid particular types of people, according to a survey.

As many as 21 per cent of air passengers said they choose their flight bearing in mind the sort of people normally using a particular airline, the poll by travel agent found.

A total of 2,265 UK adults took part in the survey. All had been on a holiday abroad in the past 12 months and had gone by air.

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The cost of a flight was the main reason for choosing a particular airline, followed by flight times and luggage allowance but some 25 per cent said “bad experiences with other passengers” would put them off booking with a specific airline again.

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