Americans Prefer Road Trips over Flying

A new poll conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Ford found that 73% of Americans prefer road trips over flying to a destination. In fact, flying was found to be the average American’s least favorite way to travel. The reasoning behind this due to the hassle of flying—luggage weight restrictions, security, cramped seating, etc. Traveling by car allows travelers freedom to stop where they please, talk or sing along with fellow car passengers and to enjoy the views. In fact, six in ten Americans have plans to jump in their car and drive somewhere this summer or within the next few years.

According to Sheryl Connelly, chief futurist at Ford, this preference is somewhat of a shifting trend. “Millennials came of age in a time when air travel was democratizing. They were known as the globe-trotting generation, but now we’re seeing a shift," she said. "Many of them are choosing to stay closer to home and taking family road trips instead and reliving their childhood for their kids.” (Yahoo! Lifestyle, 05.22.19)

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