Blood pressure will rise quicker than an aircraft
Anxiety kicks in
Passengers become immediately anxious on hearing of a flight delay. The percentage of passengers surveyed that suffered from bouts of anxiety due to a delay was 99. The single percent that did not, did not suffer due to taking a prescribed sedative because of a fear of flying. That passenger in particular sat slumped in a chair drooling.
Plug those ears
If you have a flight delayed by three or more hours then you can expect that the children that were due to travel on the same flight will get louder and louder. The Doc, using two separate departure gates, measured the noise levels of children who were delayed and those that were not. The findings were shocking. A child's decibel level will rise to almost deafening levels when confronted by a flight delay of three or more hours.
Out of those surveyed, 46% were active smokers, 44% of smokers reported an increase of more than double they would usually smoke. From the non-smokers, 35% began to smoke at some point during the duration of their delay or cancellation.
Drink until you are too drunk
A high number of passengers, on finding out they had been delayed, began to drink to excess. The Doc suspects this is to quell the disappointment of the delay or cancellation. The Doc was quick to warn, that an increasing number of passengers become so drunk, that, when a flight is available, they are often denied boarding.
Safer to fly alone
Many people think that they will only be affected by a flight delay at the time it is taking place. This is not the case according to the Doc. He did his own bit of homework on what happens to couples after they have been delayed. You will be astounded by his findings. Married couples that have been delayed by three or more hours have a 144% higher chance of getting divorced. Shocking.
On the upside
On the upside, of those surveyed, all of them made a claim for compensation with flight-delayed.co.uk and were entitled to compensation.