Polls

Brits’ Favourite Holiday Books Revealed

The nation’s favourite read has been named as Jane Austen’s classic, Pride and Prejudice, in a poll* of over 7,000 people released today after receiving over a quarter (26 per cent) of votes. The research, undertaken by travel specialists Holiday Extras, revealed that over half of us (57 per cent) read three or more booksContinue reading

Airline Space Invaders are the Biggest Bother

Over a third of Brits admit that fellow airline passengers who recline their seats too far back are the most likely to cause annoyance. In the HolidayExtras.com survey of nearly 5,000 people*, 37 per cent regarded selfish passengers who reclined their seats too much as the biggest irritation, with travellers who kick the back ofContinue reading

Brits Vote to Fine Boozed-up Aircraft Boarders

Nearly all of UK holidaymakers (95 per cent) think that drunk airline passengers should be fined for unruly behaviour onboard. Research from a poll of over 3,000 people undertaken by travel specialists, Holiday Extras*, has revealed that only 5 per cent of people think that drunk passengers should be exempt from fines, with nearly halfContinue reading

Travellers Agree on Airline Nuts Ban

–    65 per cent of Brits agree with the move to ban nuts on airlines –    43 per cent call for all airlines to become allergen free –    10 per cent vote for stringent training for cabin crews Following recent news about the call to ban nuts on airlines, a survey releasedContinue reading

Brits Call for Penalties for Late Boarders

Holidaymakers flying from UK airports have no time for latecomers this summer, according to research released today. Over a third (39 per cent) of Brits state that late-boarders are so infuriating that they deserve some form of penalty. In the survey of more than 4,500* people by the travel extras specialist HolidayExtras.com, more than oneContinue reading

Security and passport control

Half of British Holidaymakers Choose Safety over Speed

Following recent news that digital scanners may replace manual airport security checks at UK airports, a poll released today reveals that 47 per cent of the UK public are against the idea and would prefer to brave the queues. From the 14,000* people polled by travel extras specialists HolidayExtras.com, 32 per cent of Brits admittedContinue reading

Greek restaurants at night

How inclusive is “All Inclusive” poll

Following the recent news that a British couple thought that their all-inclusive holiday booking entitled them to complimentary food and drink across the whole island of Rhodes, rather than just at their hotel. A poll released today by travel extras specialist HolidayExtras.com*, reveals that almost one in five people (16 per cent) believe an all-inclusiveContinue reading

Brits vote Leave (or is it to stay?)

Over a third of UK holidaymakers would cancel their holiday if they had to sit next to a politician on the plane! With the General Election fast-approaching and politicians hitting the campaign trail with gusto, research has revealed that over a third of Brits would vote to cancel their holiday if they had to sitContinue reading

FIGHT OR FLIGHT?

A quarter of passengers wouldn’t accept compensation to reschedule a flight Just days after United Airlines offered passengers a financial reward to leave an overbooked flight from Louisville, research has revealed that 23 per cent of Brits would not accept any form of compensation to leave a plane. According to a poll* conducted by travelContinue reading

Holiday Extras customers in an airport lounge

Holidaying with a partner – the happiest of times

Holiday Extras’ latest poll confirms Brits’ preferred travel chums for International Day of Happiness Almost two thirds of Brits (59 per cent) share their happiest holiday memories with their partners a survey has revealed, ahead of International Day of Happiness (20th March). Celebrated for the laughs shared, the sights seen together and the way they bringContinue reading