Monday, October 17, 2016

New Travel Survey says 79% will Trade Privacy for Shorter Security Lines

A July 2016 travel survey conducted by reveals that the majority (81%) of travelers believe taking a vacation is very important. 

Interestingly, the survey was conducted among about 1,200 travelers who had already downloaded the app, which provides seat alerts, flight deals and other travel tools -- typically to frequent business travelers.

Like most travelers, these road warriors claim that exposure to beauty, culture, and new people are the biggest benefits of traveling during vacations. 

So how much time does it take for frequent travelers to plan a trip full of beautiful new experiences? 

According to, 51% of those polled said they spend a minimum of 2-3 hours over multiple days hunting down airfare deals. 

Nearly one-third of survey respondents spent in excess of 4 hours over multiple days to find the cheapest flight. 

That doesn't mean that frequent travelers like to waste time.

We were surprised to learn that 79% of this tech-savvy travel bunch said they would relinquish some privacy to expedite security checkpoints.

With autumn vacations, long weekend holidays and the Thanksgiving travel rush on the horizon, we can all expect to encounter more delays and hassles with airport security. Would you give up more of your personally identifiable  information to speed the way?

Here's an infographic with more of their findings.

ExpertFlyer Infographic: Infographic (PRNewsFoto/

What do you think of the findings? Share your thoughts in the comments field below.

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