Holiday Extras poll shows travel chaos 'hugely exaggerated'

Leading travel firm, Holiday Extras*, has released details of a recent poll, which shows that despite widespread concerns, most people are getting away on their travels as planned.

Hassle-free international travel in summer 2022 © Patrik Hedström - Flickr Creative Commons
Hassle-free international travel in summer 2022 © Patrik Hedström - Flickr Creative Commons

The poll, which was conducted by Holiday Extras and quizzed 1,000 travellers last weekend, found that 93% of people got away as planned.

What's more, 30% said they saw no disruption, 50% said they had experienced some queues but only 4% said they missed the flights owing to airport queues.

Group Chief Executive of Holiday Extras, Matthew Pack, said: "We have every sympathy for anyone who has missed out on their chance to get away because of the recent travel disruptions. It's always disappointing to plan for a holiday and then have to change your plans.

"But the predictions of 'travel chaos' this summer are hugely exaggerated. Even during the worst travel delays, the Jubilee and half-term week, 94% of flights took off and landed as expected, and since then the airlines and airports have made extra provisions to keep things running smoothly."

He continued: "With a bit of preparation and planning, we're expecting people to have hassle-free trips this year."

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Posted on Sunday 10 July 2022

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