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86% of Frequent Fliers Dissatisfied With the Transportation Security Administration

People who fly frequently continue to be dissatisfied with the Transportation Security Administration and regard the screenings at airport security checkpoints to be ineffective, according to a survey which was conducted by Frequent Business Traveler magazine in conjunction with FlyerTalk.

According to this article written by Jeremy Del Nero which accompanied the survey, 86 percent of the 2,746 participants who were surveyed said they believe that the Transportation Security Administration is doing either a fair or poor job of managing screenings at airport security checkpoints throughout the United States. Two-thirds of frequent fliers agreed that the screening procedures of the Transportation Security Administration are ineffective at preventing acts of terrorism on an aircraft.

Here are the pie charts which reflect the statistics, courtesy of Accura Media Group LLC…

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Air Canada Named Preferred Airline in Canada

You might wonder to yourself what is the point of a poll by frequent business travelers based in Canada naming Air Canada as the preferred airline in Canada — as did I…

…but a quick look at this Wikipedia article shows that Canada actually has slightly greater than 100 airlines serving it.

Hey — it’s a big country.

In addition to such airlines as WestJet and Porter Airlines, there are also airlines of the likes of airCreebec, Air North, Kivalliq Air, Thunder Airlines…

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The Top 18 Air Travel Pet Peeves Amongst Frequent Fliers

If you were to guess that seat recline was the top “pet peeve” amongst frequent fliers, you would be incorrect — despite events recently spotlighted in the media insinuating otherwise — according to the results of a survey released from Frequent Business Traveler magazine in conjunction with input from members of FlyerTalk.

Here are the top 18 air travel “pet peeves” amongst frequent fliers…

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Business Travel to Increase in 2014, According to Survey

Business travel is expected to increase significantly in 2014, according to a recent survey of greater than 1,300 business travelers conducted by Frequent Business Traveler magazine in association with FlyerTalk. Greater than 33 percent of business travelers who were surveyed said that they plan on taking more trips in 2014 as compared to 2013; while greater than 50 percent said that they anticipate taking more business trips in 2014 than they did in 2012. According to the survey…

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FlyerTalk Members Reveal Their Top “Pet Peeves” Pertaining to Air Travel in 2013

What do you think FlyerTalk members voted as the top “pet peeves” pertaining to air travel? Before we reveal the link to the answers, let us first imagine that upon boarding an airplane, you look forward to a smooth, comfortable, quick and uneventful flight, but — as a frequent flier — you know that that does not always happen, to say the least. The man seated next to you is coughing and sneezing without covering his mouth. A child seated behind you kicks the back of your seat incessantly while…

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Take a Quick Survey — You Could Be One of 30 Winners of a $10 Gift Certificate

Here is your chance to express how you feel about official lodging company representatives who “lurk” on FlyerTalk — even if what you express is little more than cathartic. FlyerTalk member lifeonitsown has posted a survey — which is a part of academic research not sponsored by any private institution — with rather blunt statements pertaining to the participation of the official company representatives of the Hilton HHonors, Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest frequent guest loyalty programs. The survey takes mere minutes to complete — and the statements are rather straightforward, such as…

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2012 Survey: How Effective is the Transportation Security Administration?

A recent Gallup poll finds that the views by Americans of the Transportation Security Administration is more positive than negative overall. However, some FlyerTalk members believe that the poll results are “extremely flawed”, comprised predominantly of people who are airline passengers only once or twice per year instead of frequent fliers who regularly use airport security checkpoints. Do you agree? As you may know, I have shared my thoughts about the Transportation Security Administration over the years here at The Gate, as a sampling of the content — listed below — attests…

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What Are Your Top Airline Pet Peeves?

You board the aircraft, only to find someone sitting in your assigned seat — and when you finally do get seated, it is next to a gregarious person with a large enough girth to take up half your seat and repeatedly attempt to chat with you for the entire flight. You then attempt to stow your luggage, only to find that the inadequate overhead bins are already completely full. Everyone can hear the details of the conversation as the business person screams into his mobile telephone. Your seat is broken and your tray table still has the crumbs on it from the ten passengers who sat in that seat before you. Even after a flight with a lack of service from the surly flight attendants who would rather chat in the galley area or read a book rather than serve you your soft drink, screaming children, a plethora of strange odors and an inoperable lavatory, there is the person who leisurely blocks the aisle in front of you while retrieving his belongings that stands in the way of your final escape. Does this scenario sound familiar? Can you relate to it, or at least portions of it? FlyerTalk has collaborated with Frequent Business Traveler magazine on…

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Frequent Flyer Program Award Redemption Satisfaction Survey Deadline Extended

As first posted here at The Gate, there is a poll posted by Frequent Business Traveler magazine in collaboration with FlyerTalk pertaining to frequent flier loyalty program award satisfaction — but the deadline has been extended through Monday, June 11, 2012. The 2012 Frequent Flyer Program Award Redemption Satisfaction Survey is…

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