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Published on Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Survey debunks business travel myths

The problem of lost airline bags are getting worse and catching up with work is the favorite activity of waiting passengers, right?

Not necessarily, says a new Orbitz for Business Study in its Take 5 Poll. Correcting some stereotypes:

  • The overwhelming majority of travelers, 75%, have not lost any luggage in the last year and more than one-third report never having lost a bag. 

  • Lost baggage is not their biggest peeve either. Only 4% rate it there.

  • While waiting for a flight, catching up on work isn’t the most popular way for business travelers to pass the time. Instead, 59% read a book or newspaper, while 2% sleep, shop or have a meal.
“In some ways, business travel today has become increasingly difficult, as last month’s Orbitz for Business corporate traveler survey found,” concluded Orbitz. 
”However, April’s poll reveals a positive trend, finding lost luggage incidents have little, if anything to do with the difficulties some business travelers have recently experienced.”

Report by David Wilkening

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