TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Nov. 24, 2010) – FlightNetwork.com, one of Canada’s leaders in online travel, today announced the results of their latest ‘State of Air Travel Poll,’ aimed at giving Canadians a voice to weigh-in on the biggest issues facing the travel industry in 2010.
As thousands of Canadians are set to fly across the border for American Thanksgiving, FlightNetwork.com’s newest poll asked Canadian consumers to identify America’s worst International Airports.
Of the 783 Canadian consumers polled, 20.1% of respondents named Chicago O’Hare as the worst airport in the USA. Los Angeles International came in a close second at 17.5%, followed by New York – JFK with 14.4%, Miami International at 9.5%, Las Vegas McCarran International Airport at 6.0%, Orlando International at 5.7%, Denver International at 5.2%, Dallas Fort Worth at 5.1% and San Francisco International Airport at 3.1%. 13.4% of respondents indicated ‘other.’
Asked to identify the top factors that made their choice the ‘worst airport in the USA,’ Canadian consumers strongly identified ‘overcrowding’ at 28.7%, followed by bad service at 17.9%, Slow Security at 16.0%, run down airports at 13.9%, a lack of good places to eat/drink at 5.9%, uncomfortable seats in lounges at 4.1% and a lack of entertainment amenities at 2.0%. 11.5% of respondents indicated ‘other.’
“Our poll has revealed that Canadian consumers seem to have different expectations of Canadian and American airports,” said Naman Budhdeo, CEO of FlightNetwork.com. “Our recent poll of Canada’s worst airports found that Canadians’ number one complaint was bad service (17.5%) followed by overcrowding (13.9%.) Canadians are clearly feeling much more overcrowded at American airports and seem to have generally accepted Homeland Security delays and the available amenities.”
Flightnetwork.com invites Canadian and American travelers to share their American Airport travel horror stories on the FlightNetwork.com blog at http://www.flightnetwork.com/blog/2010/11/worst-usa-airports/
Running until February 2010, the State of Air Travel Poll will utilize FlightNetwork.com’s blog, Facebook page and customer database to reach Canadians and ask for their input. Poll topics will cover a range of issues including green travel, plus sized passengers, if cell phones should be allowed on planes and Canada’s best and worst departure lounges.
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