With increased security checks, lost baggage and hidden charges, is air-travel simply too much hassle?
Millions of passengers are facing long queues in cramped spaces at UK airports because of complicated new security measures, an inquiry by MPs has concluded - and they warn that the resulting bottlenecks could create a potential new target for terrorists.
The Transport Select Committee said it was essential to speed up check-in times and reduce queues.
The report also says airlines must advertise additional fees to prevent hidden charging and design better systems to prevent lost baggage.
Have you been put off from flying because of increased security, lost luggage or hidden charges? What can be done to reduce the risks of long queues becoming targets for attack? Send us your views and experiences?
I hate flying but that it more as a result of the actual process of flying than what happens either end. Yes airports are annoying but i think what is being done is important to keep people safe. The worst experience I have had was last summer when i had to fly back from America 5 days after the planned terrorist attack was foiled that was the worst airport queues that I have seen.
I flew from Gatwick to America and back earlier this month and to be honest, security was no real hassle, even at Gatwick. The only issue was having to take our shoes off and walk across this "moist" carpet at Orlando Airport when we left America..... And while we were in America, there were the car bombs in London.
In fact, at both airports, the longest queues were for check in. Although that was because we arrived quite early and Virgin Atlantic were still checking in three earlier jumbo jets - all full!
It's still better than boats...
Am I fed up with flying? No! My God! What a question!
I only dislike how inefficient the system is. If my flight is at 5:00, let me arrive at 4:00. Don't make me get there at 3:00 or 2:00.
I really don't think it's too bad. Yes, it's a hassle, but flying has always been more complicated than other methods of travel and it doesn't feel like so much more of a hassle than it did five years ago or so. The liquids rule is inconvenient, but they make you aware of it so early on that it's easy to get used to.
I do find it funny how the rules change though. Whenever I fly from Singapore they make you turn on your laptop so they can check it (I don't know why!) but they never do it anywhere else. And how some places you have to take off your shoes etc. If it's so much of a security concern why don't you do it everywhere?
I like the way they dont let you bring on chemicals more than 100 ml and they confiscate everything over that. If they seriously thought we were carrying harmfull stuff onto the aeroplane why the hell do they put it down behind them and leave it there all day?
I've never had a delay or lost baggage on a flight.
I haven't been in an airport for over a year, and whenever I've flown I've not experienced any problems really, aside from a delayed plane.
I love flying although I've only been on 8 journeys (4 holidays) by plane.
All the security and crap wouldn't put me off flying at all.
I hate all the hassle, and knowing that I've woken at 4am to queue for hours and have my personal items observed and scanned just to be packed into a tiny uncomfortable seat for however many hours.
Flying is a necessary discomfort lol. The destinations are usually worth it, and at least it's quick. Anywhere in the world within a day is still amazing!
When i flew Manchester - Barbados they asked us to arrive 3 hours early. When i did the return journey they asked us to arrive only 1.5 hours early. Whats up with that?
Smaller airport probably in Barbados...so more efficient check-in and luggage loading etc.