Nearly Half of Frequent Flyers Willing to Take Off Today

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GreenerGrass Conducts Survey of Frequent Flyers, Many Inclined to Fly Immediately.

"34% of travelers would fly domestically right now. Only 16% wish to fly internationally at the moment."

According to a survey of 4,200 travelers, current travel restrictions would not stop many from hopping onboard a flight today.

"45% of frequent flyers, those who flew more than 20 times in 2019, would fly domestically right now. However, only 22% wish to fly internationally at the moment," said the survey's author, Jeb Brooks of

Jeb Brooks, a Travel YouTuber who flies more than 100 times each year and boasts 156,000 subscribers, conducted a survey of travelers in order to gain insight into what the future of air travel will look like. Respondents answered a series of questions about their expectations.

The video results of the survey can be found at

“The biggest change passengers expect to make is that more of them plan to wipe down their seats area prior to sitting down,” said Brooks. “Think of the impact to boarding time, especially when airlines stop their current practice of blocking middle seats. If every passenger wipes down their seat before taking it, that will surely slow down the turn-around times for flights, which will add additional cost to airlines and impact schedules.”

The results of this survey also provided advice for airlines looking to make passengers feel comfortable. In short, keep doing what you’re doing, and then some.

“Most respondents indicated a desire for cleaner airplanes. Something airlines have already committed to," said Brooks. "But there were also requests for the continued blocking of middle seats, free sanitizer, and masks at every seat. Some even asked airlines to test passengers’ blood prior to boarding."

Surprisingly, in spite of global lock-downs, 20% of respondents have booked travel since March 15, 2020.

The survey included respondents from around the world.

Brooks stated he plans to continue surveying travelers to see how sentiments change with time as the ongoing COVID-19 situation continues to unfold.

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