Skyscanner has put together some media bait and we're biting: could its formula really help calculate the odds of a perfect flight?
The company thinks so, as it has created a flight score formula that takes in the three most important components of a satisfactory flight, which is time of day, leg room and on-time performance.
The company surveyed 2,000 people regarding flight preferences and then worked with Dr Eugenia Cheng, Senior Lecturer of Pure Mathematics at the University of Sheffield, to create a formula to reflect these passenger preferences.
The formula is:
Where T is time of day, L is legroom and P is punctuality.
Spaciousness was one of the most important factors for passengers, followed closely by good food and drinks (48%), no turbulence (44%), unoccupied seat next to you (33%), getting a good price (30%) and a great view (24%). Understanding these traveler desires can help travel brands target offers and highlights specific features of any given flight for peak satisfaction.
NB: Math image courtesy Shutterstock.