- Researchers studied a total of more than 500 flights over five years
- Found that almost half had a level of unimportant attached to them
- Air travel is one of the world’s leading contributors to global warming
By JOE PINKSTONE FOR MAILONLINE 30 September 2019
Air travel and increasing amounts of flights is a leading contributor to climate change with fewer flights an easy way to lower carbon footprint.
And a new study from the University of Surrey has found that as many as half of all flights are not perceived by the traveller to be of particular importance.
International researchers looked at more than 500 flights spanning a total of more than 21.36 million miles and asked people to rate how important each flight was.
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A study from the University of Surrey has found that as many as half of all flights are not perceived by the traveller to be of particular importance (stock)
A total of 58 per cent were given the label of either ‘very important’ (37 per cent) or ‘important’ (21 per cent) while the rest had some degree of unimportance about them.
The remaining three categories were ‘neither important or unimportant’, ‘limited importance’ and ‘no importance at all’.
Thirty-seven per cent, 13 per cent and eight per cent of flights were categorised into these areas, respectively.