A majority of US air travelers surveyed in a recent poll were willing to pay extra for more seat space or legroom in long flights. A survey of 2,276 US adults by Harris Interactive showed that nearly 58 percent of the people are willing to pay extra for more legroom in flights over three hours.
Also, nearly 53 percent of those surveyed are willing to pay more to avoid the middle seat on such flights.
The poll also showed that 47 percent of the respondents are willing to pay for in-flight entertainment on 3+ hour flights while 44 percent are willing to pay for in-flight WiFi Internet connectivity.
However, for flights shorter than two hours, just 24 percent of the surveyed travelers are willing to pay for in-flight entertainment/WiFi, just 32 percent are willing to pay to avoid the middle seat and just 33 percent are interested in paying for extra legroom.