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Posted on Tuesday 07 December 2010 in Flights
A report from the Financial Times and Harris Poll found that many American and European travelers believe air travel is "very safe," reports Travel Daily News.
Travelers from America, Spain, France, Great Britain, Germany and Italy were questioned.
Aussie vacationers on flights to New York, for example, or anywhere in these two continents might be interested to hear what residents said about the new measures imposed. After all, they'll have to experience the new measures themselves when they fly back home.
Nearly half of the people surveyed from all countries except Italy believe the shoe removal and no bottled water rules are "adequate" and do not need to be changed.
In addition, approximately one in every five travelers said the new measures were too strict, citing the cosmetics in a plastic bag, removing of the shoes and no bottle rules as the biggest nuisance.
All passengers in the six countries approved America's new body scanners to a varying degree. For example, 59 percent of Spaniards approved the machines while almost seven out of 10 Italians regarded the scans as a necessity.
As the holidays kick in high-gear, these statistics prove that despite recent groaning, many travelers feel safer with strict security.
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