We Brits are easy to point out when on holiday – but have you ever really wondered why?
No, it’s not because many of us burn to an unflattering pink or because we race for the sunbeams first think in the morning.
Research has found that 81% of us believe we can spot fellow Brits at the airport or abroad due to our quintessential habits.
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According to the survey by TUI, topping the list of British traits is arriving at the airport hours before your flight just "to be on the safe side" with 65% saying they saw it as a British habit.
In second, 49% thought that only British people deemed it acceptable to get a Full English at 4am at the airport.
This was followed by 39% who thought true Brits declare loudly that they "feel that heat" when they get off the plane.
The fourth "most British" trait was checking that everyone had used the loo before getting on the plane.
While rounding out the top five, one in three (32 percent) believe you aren’t a true Brit unless you head straight to the pub at the airport, no matter how early it is.
A spokesperson for TUI commented, "We know there’s nothing more exciting than getting ready for your holiday, getting to the airport, boarding the plane and arriving at your destination and we can’t wait to take millions of people away this summer.
"Travelling rituals certainly make travel more memorable for Brits, like having the early morning big breakfast and tipple.
"However, we still recommend that customers don’t arrive for their flights too early."
15 signs you're a true Brit when going on holiday:
- You arrive at the airport hours before your flight “to be on the safe side”
- You believe a Full English is acceptable at 4am
- You say, “oooh feel that heat” as soon as you step off the plane
- You ensure everyone has been to the loo before boarding
- You head straight to the pub as soon as you get through security
- You repeatedly check the boarding gate
- You panic while going through security for no reason whatsoever
- You have allocated someone to hold the passports, and itineraries
- You apologise to the passenger next to you for needing the loo
- You have packed your own teabags and marmite
- Despite arriving early, you still invariably end up running to your gate
- You queue patiently at the gate even though there is an hour until the flight
- You stand up and wait to get off the plane as soon as it lands
- You battle to find the best spot to pick up your luggage from the luggage belt
- You arrive at security with all your liquids loose in your hand luggage
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