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Study labels air travellers ‘polite and considerate’

While many frequent fliers may view fellow passengers as something of an irritant, the majority of air travellers claim to be considerate to those around them, has reported.

A Travelocity survey of 1,500 people found that 59 per cent only partially recline their seat, while just 18 per cent said that they would fully recline their seat without asking.

93 per cent said that they would be willing to go out of their way to help fellow passengers stow heavy bags, and 81 per cent were happy to switch their mobile phone off when asked to do so.

Travelocity’s Genevieve Shaw Brown commented, “You hear these nightmare stories – I was surprised at how polite people claim to be.”

However, travellers were slightly less considerate when it came to seat swapping, with only 34 per cent willing to switch to allow companions to sit together, and 46 per cent only willing to change to a better seat.

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