Business and Management INK

How Fear of Flying Affects Travelers’ Flight Choice

July 7, 2012 702

VALK Foundation

If you’re a nervous flyer, you’re definitely not alone: about 30 percent of adults experience this common phobia, according to the VALK Foundation, which has just released an app to combat fear of flying. When it’s time to book a flight, how does this fear affect the choices that we make?

Aliza Fleischer of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Anat Tchetchik of Ben Gurion University of the Negev, and Tomer Toledo of Technion—Israel Institute of Technology published “The Impact of Fear of Flying on Travelers’ Flight Choice: Choice Model with Latent Variables” on May 25, 2012 in the Journal of Travel Research (JTR) OnlineFirst collection:

Flying is an unavoidable component of the tourism experience for many tourist destinations. However, for a growing number of travelers suffering fear of flying (FOF), air travel is a stressful and unpleasant experience…. We contend that the widespread phenomenon of FOF among air passengers must have an impact on their choice of flights. That is, a large proportion of air passengers will choose flights based not only on price or the level of service and convenience but also on flight attributes that help alleviate their fear.

Read more in JTR. To learn more about the journal, please follow this link.

Are you interested in receiving email alerts about newly published articles and issues? Then click here!

Business and Management INK puts the spotlight on research published in our more than 100 management and business journals. We feature an inside view of the research that’s being published in top-tier SAGE journals by the authors themselves.

View all posts by Business & Management INK

Related Articles

How AI-Integration is Changing the Workplace
Business and Management INK
May 28, 2024

How AI-Integration is Changing the Workplace

Read Now
Keeping Qualitative Research Weird!
Business and Management INK
May 23, 2024

Keeping Qualitative Research Weird!

Read Now
Sometimes, We Do Need a Narcissist
Business and Management INK
May 21, 2024

Sometimes, We Do Need a Narcissist

Read Now
From Collision to Collaboration: Bridging University and Industry Relationships
Business and Management INK
May 17, 2024

From Collision to Collaboration: Bridging University and Industry Relationships

Read Now
Motivation of Young Project Professionals: Their Needs for Autonomy, Competence, Relatedness, and Purpose

Motivation of Young Project Professionals: Their Needs for Autonomy, Competence, Relatedness, and Purpose

Young professionals born between the early 1980s and mid-1990s now constitute a majority of the project management workforce. Having grown up connected, collaborative, and mobile, they have specific motivations and needs, which are explored in this study.

Read Now
A Complexity Framework for Project Management Strategies

A Complexity Framework for Project Management Strategies

Contemporary projects frequently pose complexities that cannot be adequately tackled by the classical project management tradition. This article offers a diagnostic tool to help identify the type of complexity of a project and determine the most suitable strategy for addressing it.

Read Now
Bringing Theories into Conversation to Strategize for a Better World

Bringing Theories into Conversation to Strategize for a Better World

In this article, Ann Langley, Rikkie Albertsen, Shahzad (Shaz) Ansari, Katrin Heucher, Marc Krautzberger, Pauline Reinecke, Natalie Slawinski, and Eero Vaara reflect on the inspiration behind their research article, “Strategizing Together for a Better World: Institutional, Paradox and Practice Theories in Conversation,” found in the Journal of Management Inquiry.

Read Now
0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments