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Survey: Americans hate flying as much as they hate waiting at the DMV

Which is worse: The hassle that comes with flying, or the interminable wait that's practically required at the DMV? According to a new survey, they're both roughly the same amount of terrible.

The CNBC survey found that 42 percent of respondents rated waiting at the DMV as worse than waiting at an airport, while 40 percent said spending time at a crowded airport is a worse experience than being stuck at the DMV.

Also, about 40 percent called air travel "bearable," while another 27 percent said it was "unenjoyable or awful."

CNBC's results come on the heels of a recently released report from J.D. Power and Associates that indicated people are more satisfied with airlines than ever before. But, despite an uptick in profits, airlines aren't adding more seats on existing routes — which is making for a less-than-desirable summer travel season.

"No doubt the airline industry is doing a better job of pleasing passengers, but there still is a lot of room for improvement," said Rick Garlick, an official from J.D Power. "Satisfaction is improving, but it's a stretch to say passengers are truly happy." You can say that again.