Brits 'opposed to mobile phone use on luxury family holiday flights'
Unlike business travellers who are less likely to object to mobile phone use on flights, those jetting away on luxury family holidays are strongly against the idea.
A study carried out by Mobile Phone Expert questioned UK travellers on their feelings towards new legislation allowing people to use mobile phones on flights and found the majority were against the proposals.
Indeed, 38 per cent of those polled said that this would disturb their peace, with this proportion as high as 49 per cent among the over-35s, suggesting that parents booked on luxury family holidays are unlikely to be impressed should carriers opt to allow their customers to use their phones at 30,000 feet.
Commenting on the significance of the over-35 age group to the aviation industry, the website's commercial director Rob Webber said: "If half of them feel strongly enough to avoid travelling with a particular airline because it allows mobile phone calls during the flight, then this small change to the rules could have a huge impact on an airline’s business."
This comes soon after a separate study carried out by Skyscanner found that more than half of all travellers would like to see 'family only' sections introduced on planes.