What bothers you most when you're flying? Armrest hogs? Aggressive recliners? Stinky seatmates? Genfare — a company that works with transportation companies to update and improve systems for collecting transit fares — decided to get to the bottom of things. In a new study of 2,000 Americans who fly at least twice per year, the company identified the 17 top travel annoyances for airline passengers.
Following are the 17 overall (men and women) top travel annoyances on airplanes:
- Getting Seat Kicked - 54%
- Crying Baby/Child - 27%
- Body Odor - 26%
- Talkative Passenger - 23%
- Inattentive Parents - 21%
- Drunk Passenger - 18%
- Getting Your Seat Pulled Back or Leaned on - 17%
- Snoring Passenger- 15%
- People Rushing to Get off Plane as Soon as it Gets to the Gate - 15%
- Passenger Reclining Seat - 15%
- Putting Feet up or Between Seats - 13%
- Bringing Smelly Food on Flight - 11%
- Man-Spreading (a.k.a sitting with legs wide apart) - 7%
- Passenger Removing Shoes or Socks - 6%
- Bright Screens on Phones or iPads During Nighttime Flights - 3%
- Non-Service Dogs - 2%
- Dressing Sloppy (ie. wearing pajamas/sweatpants on flight) - 1%
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