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This the best (and worst) day and time to fly in 2024

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Travelling can be made easier, depending on the time you go to the airport (Picture: Getty Images)

It’s officially summer and, if you’re lucky, you’ll have a flight booked to a gorgeous European destination to soak up the sun.

After all, it’s not like we’re catching many rays here in the UK at the moment.

But travelling is rarely smooth-sailing and it turns out that some dates and times to travel are much better than others.

According to new research, the best day and time to fly is on a Wednesday at 7am.

The research from HappyOrNot, the makers of the smiley face feedback surveys you see in airports, analysed data from more than 30 countries and 10 million customers, to find out which date and time gets the most positive feedback.

At 7am on Wednesdays, 84.5% of customers gave positive feedback about their travels.

So clearly the early start doesn’t dampen travellers’ spirits.

Getting on your plane can be a hassle when the airport is busy and security is slow (Picture: Getty Images)

This was closely followed by 8am and 4am in the morning, which received 84.4% and 84.2% positive customer feedback respectively.

The worst times to travel were in the late hours, with midnight being the worst culprit.

It was closely followed by 11pm and 10pm which had lower customer satisfaction scores of 79.1% and 79.3%.

The late night flights are the ones causing trouble for holiday goers it seems, so maybe think about booking a morning flight.

It’ll only get worse if you’re jetting off on a Sunday too. This was voted the least happy day to travel, with customer satisfaction dropping to 80.5%.

A fifth of people weren’t happy with their journeys on this day, and the last thing you want is a nightmare experience to start your trip off on a bad note.

The best time to fly would be at 7am on a Wednesday (Picture: HappyOrNot)

The feedback button company also discovered which areas of the airports were the most unhappy.

It comes as no surprise that baggage claim received the most negative feedback in the entire airport.

We’ve all had it happen to us, you get to the conveyor belts to wait for what feels like hours for bags to start to appear, only to find yours wasn’t put on the plane or it was damaged in transit.

The happiest area of the airport was security. It had the least negative feedback in the entire terminal, meaning us travellers must’ve finally got the hang of putting our liquids in the right sized bag.

Overall the main qualms holiday goers had with their airport experiences were rude staff and irritating queues.

Making sure you have a pleasant journey doesn’t stop once you’re on the plane though.

If you’re a nervous flyer, Metro also has the scoop on the most turbulent flight routes.

Baggage claim was votes the unhappiest area of the airport (Picture: Getty Images)

Turbulence prediction website Turbli examined 150,000 routes to find the most turbulent journeys of last year.

The results show those looking for smooth flights might want to avoid South American travel – especially going from Santiago, Chile, to Viru Viru International airport in Bolivia, as this 1,180-mile journey ranked as the most turbulent.

The route from Almaty, in Kazakhstan, and the capital of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, came second.

Milan to Geneva scooped fifth position in the rankings, alongside Milan to Zurich in tenth place.

This is because, as Turbli founder Ignacio Gallego Marcos explains, routes over the Andes or Alps ‘appear high in the ranking due to mountain wave turbulence over the Andes and Alps.’

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