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How to make airline travel better

October 28, 2012|By Hugo Martin

The nation’s airlines would be best improved if they allowed disabled travelers to board first, created child-free zones on planes and stopped charging extra for seats with a few more inches of legroom.

Those were some of the findings when the travel review site SmarterTravel.com recently surveyed 1,191 of its readers and asked “How should travel change in 2013?”

In the survey, 77% said disabled travelers should get to board first, 58% said airlines should offer child-free zones and 68% said airlines should not charge more for those extra roomy seats that had previously been offered at the regular economy fare.

When asked if electronic devices should be allowed during takeoffs and landings, 22% said yes, 37% said no and 41% said maybe.

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Follow Hugo Martin on Twitter at @hugomartin

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