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Here’s what U.S. airline passengers care about most when flying (hint: it’s not service)

Some profit-hunting airlines have sought to lure travelers into business and first class with comfy lounges, fancy cocktails and high-speed internet connections.

Most travelers could care less; they’re watching their own bottom line.

A Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll out this week showed that 83% of Americans put ticket prices chief among their considerations when booking personal tickets, topping travel perks and even an airline’s reputation.

Don’t miss: Court orders FAA to address ‘the case of the incredible shrinking airline seat’ — this is how much they’ve actually shrunk

Some 60% of those polled said they would not pay extra to avoid being assigned a middle seat. About 52% said they would not pay more to fly on their...