Air travel in U.S. - payment method used when travelling for personal reasons 2017

The statistic illustrates the payment method typically used by U.S. airline travelers when travelling for personal reasons in 2017. During the survey, three percent of respondents stated they usually paid for personal airline travel with cash.

When traveling for personal reasons, what form of payment do you typically use?

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Release date

February 2018


United States

Survey time period

January 8 to17, 2018

Number of respondents

5,046 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

This study references similar research conducted by Gallup on behalf of the Air Transport Association of America (now known as Airlines for America) in 1998 for trending purposes.
* Includes cards such as Alaska Airlines Visa Signature, JetBlue Card, United MileagePlus, etc.
**Includes cards such as American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, etc.
*** Electronic device that allows individual to make electronic transactions (e.g., Alipay, Apple Pay, Google Wallet, MasterPass, PayPal, Samsung Pay).

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