(Phoenix, AZ, Wednesday, September 13, 2017) â€“ Honeywell Aerospace, an industry leader in aviation products and services, released its 2017 summer travel survey revealing travelersâ€™ thoughts on the best and worst travel etiquette. The study featured travel annoyances, flying goals and travel karma. According to Honeywellâ€™s research, travelers agree that the #1 flying etiquette faux pas is putting your feet up on someone elseâ€™s seat/arm rests. However, the study also found that travelers do not consider asking someone on a date after meeting them on a flight poor travel etiquette.
Honeywell is using new technology to help travelers cope with even the worst offenders of travel etiquette:
- Rather than suffer through having your seat kicked, you can now enjoy the welcome distraction of streaming your favorite Netflix show with global high-speed, in-flight Wi-Fi called GX Aviation powered by Honeywellâ€™s JetWave hardware.
- As well, donâ€™t worry about getting caught in turbulence or bad storms when planes have Honeywellâ€™s GoDirect Weather service. This gives pilots real-time weather data that can help reroute flight paths around bad weather to avoid turbulence, keeping passengers on schedule and enjoying a smoother ride.
- Even if youâ€™re stuck next to a passenger with bad body odor, Honeywell has a range of Air and Thermal Management systems to keep the cabin air fresh, so passengers donâ€™t need to hold their nose for hours on end â€“ even if other travelers take off their shoes or bring smelly food onto the plane.
Highlights from the survey found the following:
- Travelers agree that the #1 flying etiquette faux pas is putting your feet up on someone elseâ€™s seat/arm rests (68%).
- Most travelers (45%) agree that a few extra minutes in the security line is worth it if it means safer travels in response to the new TSA electronics rule.
- Guess what travelers do not consider bad travel etiquette? Asking someone on a date after meeting them on a flight. 87% of travelers are okay with making a love connection on their travels.
- To ensure positive travel karma, it turns out most people (61%) are least likely to offer help to a parent struggling to entertain (or calm down) a young child
- Most travelers (74%) are annoyed by passengers with bad body odor or those who bring bad smelling food onto the plane