T'is the season for family vacations, so we decided to conduct a survey of 1,100 of our subscribers to see what they were up to this summer.
Our family travel survey uncovered some interesting statistics and trends across a wide range of travel-related activities, including air travel, vacation living accommodations, purchasing habits -- and some naughty behaviors, too.
• 45% said airline mile redemption was a deciding factor in taking a family vacation
• 75% said they "stole" overhead bin space that wasn't theirs
• More than 1/3 said they brought their own food to eat on the plane
• 72% of family travelers have either booked a non-traditional vacation accommodation or would consider it, such as hostels or home and apartment rentals
The results are illustrated in an infographic below.
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Chris is the President and Co-Founder of ExpertFlyer.com, a service that helps travelers get out of the "Middle Seat" by providing in-depth flight info and alerts when Awards and Upgrades are available.