The Top 10 Flying Annoyances

If you are a tad bit apprehensive about flying, it is best you stop reading this now.

Around 2000 US travellers recently revealed details about their air travel experiences via a survey the survey asked passengers about their flying annoyances, sleep experience and the mile-high club.

The results were quite disturbing and definitely something no flyer would want to endure.

Here is the breakdown:

Getting their seat kicked: Participants did not like having their seat kicked, especially when they were asleep.

Crying baby/child: Travellers were not impressed by a crying baby or a child on board. Poor parents!

Body Odour: Sitting next to someone with body odour can be a turn-off

Talkative passenger: Rravellers wished their fellow passengers kept their mouth shut.

Inattentive parents: First a crying baby, now an inattentive parent? Someone call the air hostess!

Drunk passenger: Travellers were not amused by drunk passengers onboard the plane.

Seat pulled back or leaned on: There is nothing more uncomfortable than having a seat pulled back or a person lean on yours.

Snoring: With long-haul flights, the last thing passengers wanted was a snorer on board.

Rushing to get off the plane: Passengers who rush off when the plane landed have irked travellers.

Reclining seats: Travellers were not happy with reclining seats, probably because it often cuts the leg room of economy passengers.

Other notable mentions include smelly food, passengers removing shoes or socks and bright screens on phones.

Conversation starters, and enders: A small percentage of passengers viewed flying as a way to meet someone new, while majority did not like speaking with a seatmate.

The Mile High Club: The survey revealed that some passengers have seen someone be intimate in a flight, while few admitted having had intimate relations on a plane.

Legroom: The debate of whether a passenger should slip off his/her shoes, or socks, have become an age-old debate. It seems that most believed it was okay to take shoes off on a flight.

Sleep: Only 3 to 4% were able to sleep, while 34% needed a sleeping pill to fall asleep.

By Clinton Moodley

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