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March 16, 2011 13:47 ET

Poll: Over Half of Canadian Air Travellers Have Never Received an Upgrade Travellers Crave First Class Bump Ups, Roomier Seats and Free Meals

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 16, 2011) - FlightNetwork.com, one of Canada's leaders in online travel, today announced the results of their newest 'State of Air Travel Poll,' aimed at giving Canadians a voice to weigh-in on the biggest issues facing the travel industry.

FlightNetwork.com's latest poll asked Canadian consumers to report and rate the best upgrades they have ever received on a flight.

Of the 1000 Canadian travellers polled, 52.8% said that they have never actually received an upgrade. 37.3% lucky travellers reported a bump up to first class, 6.1% considered roomier seats the best upgrade they have ever received and 3.8% cited free drinks.

When asked what three upgrades they would most appreciate on their next flights, Canadian travellers overwhelmingly voted for a bump up to first class at 82.9% followed by roomier seats at 74.1% and a free meal at 49.8%. Travellers would also like no one sitting on either side of them 42.2%, free drinks (25.7%) and a free in-flight movie (25.3%).

Interestingly, when asked what upgrade would make them switch airlines, more than half of travellers (58.8%) voted that 'it doesn't matter, they were just looking for the lowest prices."

About FlightNetwork.com (www.flightnetwork.com)

As one of Canada's leaders in online travel, FlightNetwork.com's proprietary flight booking engine offers consumers the advantages of last second booking, searches of over 250 airfares per transaction and unique mix and match fares for that allow booking on different airlines for departure and return flights to get the lowest fares possible.

FlightNetwork.com powers flight search results to MSN.ca's large and diverse online audience.

FlightNetwork.com advertises and delivers the 'lowest airfares from the top airlines' by offering consumers access to over 2 million bulk rates negotiated with major airlines. Backing up Flight Network's award winning online service are 65 insightful and well travelled flight specialists in the FlightNetwork.com call centre.

FlightNetwork.com was recently named to the 22nd annual PROFIT 100 ranking of Canada's Fastest Growing Companies by PROFIT Magazine.

Ranking Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies by five-year revenue growth, the PROFIT 100 profiles the country's most successful growth companies. Published in the June issue of PROFIT and online at PROFIT100.com, the PROFIT 100 is Canada's largest annual celebration of entrepreneurial achievement.

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