The 18 most annoying things people do on planes revealed
Expedia.com has released its second Airplane Etiquette Study, calling out the most annoying plane passengers. Are you one of them? Probably.
The results ofExpedia's 2014 Airplane Etiquette Study are in, and it may come as no shock that the most annoying habits among airplane passengers include kicking, bratty kids, and loud talkers.
The saddest part of the study, however, was that the one thing that tends to help ease the pain of such annoyances also made the list - boozing.
Travel website Expedia.com on Tuesday released the results of the second annual Airplane Etiquette Study, which asked 1,000 Americans to rank the most annoying on-board behaviors of fellow passengers. The study was commissioned by Expedia and conducted by GfK, an independent global market research company.
Last year, “Inattentive Parents” topped the list of most aggravating airplane passengers. This year, “Rear Seat Kickers” have displaced the parents, pushing them to second place, ahead of such etiquette violators as the “Aromatic Passenger,” the ”Audio Insensitive,” the “Boozer,” and “Chatty Cathy.”
“Expedia’s Airplane Etiquette Study is a lighthearted reminder that few places require more attention to etiquette than the inside of an airplane,” said John Morrey, vice president and general manager, Expedia.com. “You’re in a tight space at thirty thousand feet with hundreds of fellow travelers, so even the small things – helping your neighbor stow a bag or switching seats to put a mom next to her child – can make a huge difference.”
The biggest plane no-nos are:
1. Rear Seat Kicker (cited by 67% of study respondents)
2. Inattentive Parents (64%)
3. The Aromatic Passenger (56%)
4. The Audio Insensitive
(talking or music) (51%)
5. The Boozer (50%)
6. Chatty Cathy (43%)
7. Carry-On Baggage Offenders (39%)
8. The Armrest Hog (38%)
9. Seat-Back Guy (the seat recliner) (37%)
10. The Queue Jumper (rushes to deplane) (35%)
11. Overhead Bin Inconsiderate
(stows bag in first available spot,
rather than nearest to his/her seat) (32%)
12. Pungent Foodies (32%)
13. Back Seat Grabber (31%)
14. Playboy (reads or watches adult content) (30%)
15. The Amorous (inappropriate affection levels) (29%)
16. Mad Bladder (window seat passenger who
makes repeat bathroom visits) (28%)
17. Undresser (removes shoes, socks or more) (26%)
18. The Seat Switcher (13%)