MBNA Thames Clippers is behind the research, which comes ahead of the river bus service introducing two new boats to its fleet in late September.Understandably, it found that the biggest problems that commuters have with travelling around London are the severe lack of personal space and ghastly smelly people – who seem to think of not using deodorant as a lifestyle choice – at 16.3 per cent and 7.9 per cent, respectively. Of course, if you’re one of these commuters, you’ll know that zoning out into your own world is one of the coping mechanisms that can be adopted to deal with the torture – especially with tube strikes to endure. As such, 12.4 per cent of people admitted they’re jealous of Harrry Potter’s broomstick-based means of travel, while 10.6 per cent favoured Barack Obama’s Air Force One jet, and 8.3 per cent fancied a speedboat – James Bond style.
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