Jetcost.com has revealed that aeroplane toilets leave more Brits feeling on edge than the turbulence. According to the poll, over two thirds of Brits who dislike flight toilets were able to successfully avoid having to use them last time they flew.
The toilets are in fact dreaded more than several other common worries of passengers, including the lack of leg room, misbehaving children and rude fellow passengers on the flight.
Respondents were asked to state what aspects of the flight that they enjoyed the most, and most looked forward to. When provided with a list of possible responses and told to select all that applied, the top three responses were ‘landing in a new destination’ (58%), ‘the views’ (40%) and ‘disconnecting from technology’ (22%).
All respondents were then asked what they most disliked about flying and what made them most uncomfortable during a flight. When provided with a list of possible responses and told to select all that applied, the top five responses were as follows:
1. Using the toilet - 47%
2. Turbulence - 36%
3. Lack of legroom - 32%
4. Misbehaving children - 30%
5. Rude passengers - 29%
According to the poll, those who preferred not to use toilets during a flight cited reasons such as ‘I don’t consider them to be very hygienic’ (27%), ‘I don’t like how small the space is’ (25%) and ‘I’m conscious that everyone can hear me in there’ (20%).
When asked if, on their most recent flight, they had avoided using the toilet on-board, 68% of respondents stated that ‘yes’ they had managed to avoid using the toilet.
Furthermore, wanting to determine what it was that those around Europe were least comfortable doing during a flight, 1,000 Europeans were polled (a 25% split amongst Spain, Italy, France and Germany).
When provided with the same list of possible responses and told to select all that applied, the top response per country was revealed as:
· Germany – Turbulence, 42%
· France – Using the toilet 39%
· Spain – Using the toilet 38%
· Italy – Rude passengers 27%