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New TripIt Data Shows the Happiest Flyers in the USA by Hometown, Airports and Generation
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — New data released by TripIt from Concur, the world’s highest-rated travel-organizing app, reveals some interesting insights about what makes a happy flyer. After examining more than 575,000 flight ratings from 2016 and 2017, TripIt found that where travelers are from, which airports they visit, and their generation, had an impact on how happy they were with their flights.
Travelers with Regular Access to Vitamin D Have the Best Flights
Travelers living in Honolulu topped the charts as the happiest flyers in the nation, followed by Phoenix, another sun-filled city. However, those from the southern cities of Nashville, Tampa, Baltimore and Orlando also held strong capturing four of the top ten slots.
- Honolulu, HI
- Phoenix, AZ
- Nashville, TN
- St. Louis, MO
- Tampa, FL
- Milwaukee, WI
- Kansas City, MO
- Baltimore, MD
- Orlando, FL
- Albuquerque, NM
Don’t Go Big to Go Home: Alternate Airports Put Travelers in a Better Mood
The majority of travelers that arrived and departed from airports that are not the city’s largest airport hub tended to rate their flights higher. Travelers arriving at the Windy City’s Midway International Airport and departing from the Lone Star State’s Dallas Love Field Airport reported being the happiest overall. In addition, seven of these alternate options appear on both the departure and arrival lists, showing that they have a consistently positive impact on the mood of travelers.
Millennials are Happier Flyers than Xennials
Looking at the average flight rating across generations, TripIt found that Millennials (1983-1999) were the happiest flyers, followed by Baby Boomers (1946-1964). Xennials, the microgeneration between Generation X and Millennials, ranked as the third happiest generation of travelers, showing a distinct difference from Millennials (the generation that Xennials were previously associated with). The least happy flyers were those in Generation X (1965-1976).
For Further Information
An expanded list of the top 25 cities and airports with the happiest flyers is available on the TripIt blog: https://tripit.wpengine.com/blog/
TripIt’s flight rating data was also used by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX), a non-profit organization that advocates for a better in-flight experience for travelers. APEX used the data to determine the Official Airline Ratings™. For more information about the airlines that took home top honors, visit: https://apex.aero/ratings2018/winners
Methodology: To determine the happiest travelers, TripIt looked at how travelers rated their flights. TripIt analyzed more than 575,000 flight ratings submitted in 2016 and 2017. Hometowns and airports with less than 1,000 ratings were omitted from the analysis. Regions were defined by those recognized by the U.S. Census. TripIt defined generations as follows: Millennials (1983-1999); Xennials (1977-1983); Generation X (1965-1976); and Baby Boomers (1946-1964).
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- November 8, 2017
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