New survey reveals the 'perfect' flight

The perfect flight would offer an upgrade on arrival, serve in-flight meals 48 minutes after departure and be piloted by Prince William, according to a new poll.

New survey reveals the 'perfect' flight
New survey reveals the 'perfect' flight

What do you think makes the perfect flight? Join the conversation on Twitter @CITmagazine

Passengers would like to live nine miles from their departure airport and would like to be able to board their perfect flight 32 minutes after check-in, according to a report from ANA, Japan's largest airline, which surveyed 2,000 British adults.

The ideal take-off time is 10:45am and champagne would be the complimentary drink of choice, served 27 minutes after departure. Seats would be in rows of two and only 66 people would be able to board the aircraft.

On long haul flights, British flyers would like six members of cabin crew and be served their in-flight meal 48 minutes after departure.

The poll also found that passengers would like actor David Walliams as chief of cabin crew, Prince William as the pilot and chef Jamie Oliver to prepare a designer chicken dinner. 

When in-flight entertainment begins, passengers would prefer to watch the James Bond film, Skyfall.

Being able to have a nap is important to people boarding the perfect flight and they should be able to do so for 31 minutes.

Travellers want seven kilograms of hand luggage and would rather be able to keep it with them instead of stowing away in the over-head compartments.

Children would be allowed on the aircraft, but only if they were quiet.

Passengers of the perfect flight would like to experience the culture of their destination at check-in as many agree their holiday starts when they arrive at the airport.

A window seat in the middle of the aircraft has been voted the perfect place to sit on the perfect flight.

The study also found that flying with an environmentally friendly airline is important.

ANA's Yutaka Ito, who commissioned the study, said: "We agree that the holiday should start as soon you arrive at the airport. The choice to have David Walliams and Jamie Oliver on board would also provide a really fun atmosphere, and is a great way to kick-start a trip.

"In March this year, ANA was recognised for their customer service offering, and was awarded the prestigious Skytrax five-star rating, held by just six other airlines in the world."

What do you think makes the perfect flight? Join the conversation on Twitter @CITmagazine

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in
Expert offers advice on unusual dietary requirements

Expert offers advice on unusual dietary requirements

Food and allergen specialist explains why you should take every allergy request seriously.

New 3,000 capacity venue Magazine London launches with big name events

New 3,000 capacity venue Magazine London launches with big name events

North Greenwich venue opens its doors with high-profile industry events announced for Autumn 2019.

Events industry can combat climate change in two key ways, says UN officer

Events industry can combat climate change in two key ways, says UN officer

As people take part in global climate strikes ahead of Monday's UN Climate Change Summit, how can the events industry play its part?

New global executive creative director for 2Heads

New global executive creative director for 2Heads

Latest appointment for the agency will oversee the expansion of creative and design teams.

How voice recognition is changing the industry

How voice recognition is changing the industry

Voice technology is about more than playlists and weather reports - wayfinding is helping to show just how useful the tech is.

'Overtourism does not really exist, it is a media creation'

'Overtourism does not really exist, it is a media creation'

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis explains why there's no such thing as overtourism, just bad management of destinations.

Bruges to open new convention centre in 2021

Bruges to open new convention centre in 2021

Famous Portuguese architect has made natural daylight a top selling point of the new city-centre venue.

BeSixth hires head of global strategic partnerships

BeSixth hires head of global strategic partnerships

The recently-launched event agency's new appointment will be based in the Los Angeles office.

What's happening at Italy at Hand, The Event, 2019 in Rome this year.

Case study: Australasian Animal Studies Association Conference

Case study: Australasian Animal Studies Association Conference

The conference in Christchurch, New Zealand focused on indigenous attitudes towards human-animal relations.

LATEST JOBS