Road Trip Statistics . . .

I for one, love road trips but I guess not everyone does – at least according to Blackbird Airlines – smile./jj

Consider this:
>> 62% of Americans plan to take a summer road trip—but they’re not at all happy about the inconveniences of driving.

To conduct the Blackbird Air Summer Travel Troubles Survey, the data scientists at Blackbird Air [https://www.flyblackbird.com/]—a disruptive independent air service—asked 1,000 Americans what irks them the most about driving.

>> 1 IN 4 AMERICANS CAN’T STAND THE TRAFFIC
25% of Americans who plan to take a road trip this summer list traffic as their #1 driving pet peeve.

>> RANKING OF AMERICA’S TOP 9 DRIVING WOES
1. Traffic (24%)
2. Paying for gas (20%)
3. It takes a long time to reach my destination (15%)
4. The heat (14%)
5. I don’t like adding miles to my car (7%)
6. Rental car fees (6%)
7. I don’t like having to focus on driving (5%)
8. It’s hard to find parking (5%)
9. Parking is expensive (4%)

Masterminded by travel industry veteran Rudd Davis—former president of USA Today’s Travel Media Group—Blackbird Air’s business model aims to make flying the new driving—without the traffic and other road perils.

(With routes serving Palo Alto, Tahoe, Sausalito, Palm Springs, Las Vegas, Santa Monica, Santa Barbara, San Diego, and Monterey (and rapidly expanding nationally), Blackbird offers private flights at a budget airline price to otherwise underserved (but popular) destinations.)

Photo by Marvin G. Kellar

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