If and when did you purchase airline ancillary services?*

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Did not purchaseAt the airportBefore leaving for the trip
Checked bagge42%39%20%
Advance seat selection67%6%27%
In-flight meals/snacks72%22%6%
In-flight movies/entertainment85%12%3%
Additional frequent flyer program miles86%5%9%
Preferred seating/extra legroom87%5%9%
Priority boarding87%5%8%
In-flight wireless Internet access90%7%3%
Airport lounge access91%6%3%
Discounted flight change fee92%3%5%
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This survey shows the incidence and timing of airline ancillary purchases. Surveyed were U.S. consumers who had taken at least one leisure trip at least 75 miles from home in the past 12 months that included paid lodging and/ or air travel. With regards to advance seat selection, 27 percent of respondents purchased this service before leaving for the trip, 6 percent at the airport, and 67 percent did not purchase this service at all.

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