Most of us will put up with a cramped middle seat on a short flight. But on trips more than three hours long, we are ready to crack open our wallets and pay for a window or aisle seat.
That is one of the findings of a recent Harris Interactive poll of 2,276 adults on the subject of airline pet peeves and passenger fees.
On flights shorter than two hours, 33% of those surveyed said they would pay for extra legroom. If the flight lasts more than three hours, 58% said they would be willing to pay. Thirteen percent said they'd pay more than $25.
But even if fliers are willing to pay the fees, they won't necessarily be happy about it.
Creed Mamikunian, a doctor from Anchorage, describes all airline fees as ridiculous and offensive. “I would rather they charge an honest price and have most things included, not this a la carte price structure,” he said.