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Have you travelled by plane recently? Share your thoughts in this survey - £100 voucher to be won - NOW CLOSED

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YanaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 22-Aug-19 10:20:08

Here at MNHQ, we'd like to find out more about how you travel with family and hear about your experiences when flying together - both on board and at the airport. Your opinion could help shape services and make them more suitable to you. If you'd like to help, click here to take the survey.

The survey is open to all MNer.All who complete the survey will be entered into a prize draw where one MNer will win a £100 voucher for the store of their choice (from a list).

Thanks and good luck!
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ThatCurlyGirl Thu 22-Aug-19 10:57:52

Hi @YanaMumsnet I (think) I just took the survey by clicking on your link and just realised I don't think it asked for my email or mumsnet name? Not sure if it will have automatically done this? Sorry if I've had a stupid moment and it was my mistake!

YanaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 22-Aug-19 11:13:24

Thank you for your feedback.
The question was missing and is now added at the end of the survey as usual. Sorry about this!

This is affecting 3 users in total, including you - please drop me a personal message with the your responses to some of the questions to just match you to your response and will manually add you to the prize draw, no problem! Thanks so much.

ThatCurlyGirl Thu 22-Aug-19 11:14:54

No probs at all! I've been the other side of market research and would have hated to have only heard it was missing when loads of people had done it - thanks for sorting so quickly smile

EmpressLesbianInChair Thu 22-Aug-19 11:40:56

The only family I fly with is my sister when we visit relatives abroad, so I’ve done it with her in mind. I’d say the biggest struggle I have is getting her out of Duty Free.

InvernessAdventure Thu 22-Aug-19 19:03:37

Is the prize draw for a £300 voucher of a £100 one? The thread title says £100 and the body of the post £300.

Not that it probably makes much difference!

Ali1cedowntherabbithole Thu 22-Aug-19 21:53:45

Just tried not to moan too much.

MrsBrill Fri 23-Aug-19 14:43:51

Done but I made a mistake...The last airline we flew with was not Jet2 but Monarch. Sorry, it only occurred to me after pressing the compete button.

itsabongthing Fri 23-Aug-19 23:16:30

Done but bit annoying as all my answers on facilities etc were skewed by the fact we have went business class last time due to DH having air miles from business trips. So I was very satisfied but I’m sure it might not normally have been the case!

eurochick Mon 26-Aug-19 22:26:39

Weird survey. It focuses on business travel but then in the middle sticks in a couple of questions about your last flight (which for me happened to be business travel).

SomethingOfTheNight Tue 27-Aug-19 08:35:00


AuntieStella Wed 28-Aug-19 21:58:17

My last flight wasn't typical either (and last airport was arrival only, so quite a lot of stuff shouid have been n/a rather than neutral, but there was no option for that.

Also, who do you need exact age for this? Most surveys ask for age by bracket. Could do with that, or a 'prefer not to say' option

Sunflowers211 Thu 29-Aug-19 23:31:07

Completed. Have a total fear of flying but more to do with the take off than anything else!

Aberhonddu Fri 30-Aug-19 21:26:43

I've just completed this survey, I don't have a fear of flying I have a fear of crashing. After all I'm not flying the plane. I know and fully understand that for me this fear is all about control. I'll never enjoy flying but if I want to get to a place that's a long way away then flying is the quickest and easiest option

WindsweptEgret Sat 31-Aug-19 16:24:30

Migration is not listed as an option as the main reason for travel by plane.

anonymous06 Mon 02-Sep-19 19:56:42

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

bestbefore Tue 03-Sep-19 17:25:00

For the last few Qs about last airport used - we travelled there by air not car so some of the aspects weren't relevant - eg parking/ food court etc
And you should have added what class did you fly as that makes a difference

TheRebelAlliance Wed 04-Sep-19 02:53:56

And you should have added what class did you fly as that makes a difference

I agree- it didn't establish the basics. Neither did it ascertain what airline status benefits you have ie seat booking, additional usage, lounge access which would influence responses.

My last flight was BA 1st class- it was a poor 1st experience but still better than economy.

AspergersMum Wed 04-Sep-19 08:29:33

Last flight was my last flight, barring disaster requiring flying. It is horrible for the environment and stressful for the whole family. Train and ferry from this point forward.

SirTobyBelch Wed 04-Sep-19 22:53:32

Couldn't follow this survey. I couldn't tell which questions were about the last time I flew and which were about the last time I flew with my family. Also, the last airline with which I flew with my family went bust a couple of years ago.

MilkTrayLimeBarrel Thu 05-Sep-19 12:02:07

Aspergersmum - supposing you want to go somewhere long haul? You can't take a boat to Australia!!!

Strugglingtodomybest Thu 05-Sep-19 17:47:58

There should have been a 'don't care' option on most of those questions!

AspergersMum Thu 05-Sep-19 21:17:28

@milktraylimebarrel Want is different to Need though. I don't need to travel by air. It wasn't that long ago that people would immigrate by boat on a one-way ticket to the new world and never come back. Now we feel like we have to travel the globe to keep up with the Jones. We are so lucky to live so close to mainland Europe and be able to get there by train - that is more than enough for me.

RainbowMum11 Tue 24-Sep-19 00:36:56

Hmm, interesting questions.
I have flown alone since I was 8, back in the 80's as my DF moved overseas so after a test flight ( he flew over to Birmingham and I was to join him on the return flight - there was a bomb scare at the airport in between our flights - no idea how my DM didn't refuse to let me go, to be honest!)
Flying now is completely different to how it was then.
I have flown absolutely loads over the years - to see family, for work, holidays etc.
This past 12 months is actually the longest that i have ever gone without flying for one reason or another.
I have has many many different experiences over the years - always easier flying on my own! As a couple; for our wedding with family; pregnant; with a baby/small child at 6 month intervals; as a single parent - I have probably experienced most variations.
I'm not sure what the questions were aiming to achieve but they don't give a full indication of normal patterns and usage.

WingDefence Wed 25-Sep-19 12:52:46

Done. The questions did make me think, especially that there are often really no child-friendly food options on flights. My two aren't very fussy but options aren't great.

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