Does it seem like every time you fly, you’re seated next to the most annoying person ever? Well, don’t worry, the travel infographic below will show you how you can deal with the most annoying people on planes.
The second annual Airplane Etiquette Study, commissioned by Expedia and conducted by GfK, has found out what Americans think the most annoying things people do on airplanes. Personally, we think a study really needs to be done to see if altitude affects our irritability because from experience, it seems to be the case. Anything that wouldn’t annoy a person on ground is wayyy more likely to drive you absolutely crazy 30,000 feet in the air seated in a tiny space. Anyway, we digress…
So, one of the more surprising finds was that the “seat-back guy” is actually less annoying than the “rear-seat kicker,” with only 37% of Americans finding the former most annoying, while 67% of Americans, respectively, finding the latter horrible. Whichever you agree with, Expedia says offering some candy or breath mints to the person kicking your seat will (hopefully) make them stop practicing their karate moves. Also, screaming in pain when someone reclines onto your legs might do the trick for the seat reclining violator.
Another finding was that 38% of Americans believe the reclining seat practice should be banned entirely, or at least restricted. The real question is what the heck are the other 62% thinking? Seat reclining is horrible and everybody knows it.
“Chatty Cathy” is another faulty behavior, with 43% of Americans finding it the most annoying. In fact, 78% of Americans say that they agree a little small talk is fine, but they usually try to keep to themselves during a flight. So in conclusion, we’re pretty anti-social and like our space when it comes to air travel. Hey, there is sleep to be had and movies to be watched so we need a little peace and quiet.
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