A survey conducted by luxury Travel club Voyage Privé, reveals that if offered one free flight upgrade whilst on route to a romantic escape, one in four ladies would happily ditch their man to sip on champagne in the comfort of first class.
Just six per cent of women agreed to let their boyfriends or husband take the free upgrade and a huge 69 per cent of women would rather they both stayed in economy, than allow their man to enjoy first class alone.
When roles are reversed it would appear that on the most part, chivalry isn’t dead with one in every two men happily offering their ladies the free upgrade. However, 35 per cent of men would snub the upgrade, remaining in economy together and a cheeky 15 per cent of men would leave their ladies and pamper themselves in first class.
Of those disloyal lads, business-minded men from London and the South East of England are the worst culprits with one in five snatching up the first class seat; followed by men in the South West who didn’t fare much better with 18 per cent quick to accept the upgrade without their wife or girlfriend.
If women want to bag themselves a gentleman, it would appear they should head to the Midlands where men prove most courteous, as not one would leave their lady behind in economy class.
It seems that as budget airlines are making flying increasingly affordable for all, the flight is now seen as just a means to an end with more and more Brits looking to live in the lap of luxury...
When asked which holiday upgrade Brits would choose, it appears more holidaymakers are relaxing in-resort as 46 per cent would choose a hotel room upgrade, swapping from a basic double room to the comfort of a lavish suite.
For many travellers the temptation to fly first class would prove too much; a flight upgrade was a close second choice with 38 per cent of the votes, despite being on board for just a matter of hours.
With in-resort costs of food and drink often blowing the holiday budget, 16 per cent of Brits would choose to upgrade their board basis; switching from self-catering to all-inclusive and enjoying limitless cocktails and delectable dishes.
Surprisingly, not one person chose to upgrade their car hire from a boring banger to a sexy sports car; proving a last priority for Brits abroad, as not even petrol heads chose to upgrade their wheels whilst on holiday.
John Bevan Managing Director at Voyage Privé said: “Everyone is quick to snap up an upgrade, but in the past we would have expected to have seen holidaymakers jump at the chance of a flight upgrade to first class.
"It seems that as budget airlines are making flying increasingly affordable for all, the flight is now seen as just a means to an end with more and more Brits looking to live in the lap of luxury for longer than just a flight,” he added.
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