Travelling on certain days of the week can result in significantly less stress than travelling on others, new research suggests.
It might even mean you want to change the date you go on holiday, in order to boost your chances of starting it well!
Airport travel isn’t for everyone, and it’s not without its stresses either, but flying on a Wednesday can be markedly less stressful.
According to research from HappyOrNot and Holiday Pirates, holidaymakers experience less stress and reduced ‘air rage’ in the middle of the week.
It follows research that revealed that nearly two-thirds of travellers find air travel a stressful experience.
From 52 million data points based on smiley feedback terminals in more than 250 airports around the world, three quarters of passengers were happiest on a Wednesday.
Travelling in the morning also provides a more contented journey it is claimed, with 7 am the best time to fly.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Saturday was deemed to be the worst day to travel – it is a changeover day in many resorts and airports are often busier than normal.
When it comes to travel times, travelling late at night was upsetting for people, with flying at 11 pm the hour most people disliked.
Clearing security is the most frustrating part of the flying experience, with travellers listing long queues as one of the most infuriating aspects of the process.
If you’re going on holiday and intend to hire a car, you can greatly improve your experience at the hire desk by planning a few things in advance too.
Purchasing car hire excess insurance – which covers the excess you would need to pay should your vehicle be damaged or stolen – in advance is significantly cheaper than buying it at the hire desk.
This additional cover can provide peace of mind for the duration of your trip and costs less than you may think when purchased via a third party online.
Knowing what to look out for when you check the car over can also make the collection of a car hire car a more stress-free experience – take a peek at our guides if you’re unsure of exactly what to look for.
Date Created: 20/09/2019