Ever suffered through a long-haul flight next to someone who smells like they mightn't've showered in what smells like three days or have you ever had to deal with a chatty drunk next to you? Annoying.
There are a few things you simply shouldn’t do whilst occupying a seat on a plane and Expedia.com has actually gone and researched an Airplane Etiquette Study to unveil which habits grind fliers’ gears the most.
“As we embark on 2017, millions and millions of people will be taking to the air this year, and should know that there’s no better gift you can give to a fellow traveller than respect and generosity,” said John Morrey, Vice President and General Manager, Expedia.com.
“The Airplane Etiquette study shows that small acts of decorum can go a long way. After all, as it relates to flights, we are quite literally all in this together.”
The study, which polled 1,005 Americans aged over 18 found that the most annoying passengers are the 'rear seat kicker' and 'inattentive parents'.
The 'aromatic' passenger – the one with poor hygiene or wearing excessive cologne or perfume – came in on third place, followed by the 'audio insensitive', the flyer who talks loudly or listens to music without consideration for fellow flyers.
Below is a breakdown of the ratio of irritation to traveller type...
Intrigued? Here are the top 14 etiquette violators:
- The Rear Seat Kicker (cited by 64 percent of respondents)
- Inattentive Parents (59 percent)
- The Aromatic Passenger (55 percent)
- The Audio Insensitive (49 percent)
- The Boozer (49 percent)
- Chatty Cathy (40 percent)
- The Queue Jumper (35 percent)
- Seat-Back Guy (35 percent)
- The Armrest Hog (34 percent)
- Pungent Foodies (30 percent)
- The Undresser (28 percent)
- The Amorous (28 percent)
- The Mad Bladder (22 percent)
- The Single and Ready to Mingle (18 percent)
Planning a trip? We've also got a list of travel 'must haves' you might like a peep at over here.
This article first appeared on 7Travel.