Most Annoying Plane Passenger Habits

From high ticket prices to unruly kids, we got the low down on what irks airline passengers the most.

Air travel is the quick and convenient alternative to spending hours in a car or on a train, but coming across an annoying passenger is bound to happen to you at some point or another on a flight.

TripAdvisor conducted its first Australian survey on air travel and asked travelers about some of their flying pet peeves

The five most annoying etiquette faux pas:

1. Rude seat recliner

2. Parents not controlling their children

3. Child kicking your seat back

4. Sneezing/coughing without covering up

5. Blocking the aisle of an airline or taking too long to put away your bags

The top five biggest complaints about air travel:

1. Uncomfortable seats or limited legroom

2. Other passengers (e.g. loud children)

3. Costly airline fees and ticket prices

4. Unpredictable flight delays

5. Multiple airport security measures

Thirty-five per cent of respondents would be willing to pay slightly or substantially more for a child free flight. Seventy-seven per cent prefer to keep to themselves for most of the flight.

The survey also covered the all-important question of which is the preferred seat – aisle or window.

If they had it their way, 57 per cent would take an aisle seat, 43 per cent would choose the window seat, and less than 1 per cent would prefer the often-dreaded middle seat.

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