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Your Fellow Passenger: Meet the Road Warrior

Today’s air travel is more accessible than ever and our skies have never been more diverse. From first-time flyers to seasoned veterans, your next flight is sure to bring together different people from all over the world, headed toward their next destination. We’d like to help you get to know a few of your fellow passengers and will be introducing you to four very different travelers over the next several months.

Today, we’d like to introduce you to the Road Warrior. Typically a business traveler, these passengers are well-versed in the air travel process and can glide through airports with ease. They take an average of more than 8 business trips and 7 leisure trips per year, and the vast majority—nearly 89 percent—are satisfied with their overall air travel experience.

More than half of the Road Warriors are between 18 and 34 years old, while more than a quarter of them are between 35 and 54. They are more likely to fly for business domestically and 68 percent are likely to fly for business international travel.

But don’t let those numbers fool you, because Road Warriors aren’t all work and no play. When traveling for personal or leisure purposes, 89 percent of Road Warriors are likely to take to the skies as their mode of transportation.

The affordability of airfare, along with an improving economy, is turning more travelers than ever into Road Warriors. Almost half of Road Warriors have a personal household income of less than $100,000 a year and still travel frequently.

Sometimes, business can only happen with an in-person meeting. That’s one of the reasons why Road Warriors depend on air travel to get them to their many destinations, including the most important destination of all—back home.

To learn more about the Road Warrior and this year’s State of Air Travel in the United States annual survey, please visit http://survey.airlines.org/.

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