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Most Travelers Read on Flights but What About the Rest?

By Shamontiel L. Vaughn (Tribune Newspapers)

If you make sure to bring reading material in your carry-on luggage when traveling, you have something in common with 32 percent of travelers in a recent GO Airport Express survey.

The poll results were about what travelers spend their time doing while on an airplane, and majority said they like to read while flying. These are the other results from approximately 640 responses:

* 2 percent talk to other passengers

* 2 percent play computer games

* 2 percent do nothing

* 7 percent watch in-flight movies

* 10 percent do work

* 12 percent read business books and publications

* 14 percent sleep

* 19 percent do a combination of all of the above

Other travelers watch their own movies, listen to audio books, knit* or work on puzzles.

“These results indicate people prefer to use their travel time to relax and pursue leisure activities versus catching up on work,” says John McCarthy, president of GO Airport Express. “However, this may change as more airlines offer low-cost or free in-flight WiFi.”

 

According to TSA’s “Prohibited Items” list, knitting needles and needlepoint tools are permitted in carry-on or checked baggage. “Circular thread cutters or any other cutter or needlepoint tools that contain blades must be placed in checked baggage. You are permitted to keep scissors smaller than 4 inches in your carry-on baggage.”

 

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