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Old 06-09-2018, 12:17 PM
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Number 1 for me by far, the seat kicker/bumper/grabber.

I would rather be near a crying baby than have to sit in front of a seat kicker/bumper/grabber

Annoying airplane habits - Business Insider

As airlines increase the number of seats on their planes and maker them smaller, the potential for passengers to feel like their personal space is being invaded has increased.

Flying is stressful to begin with, and after dealing with long security lines, expensive food, or a crowded seating area, passengers can be put on edge and become more likely to display or notice inconsiderate behavior. Expedia released the results of its 2018 Airplane and Hotel Etiquette Survey on Monday, which revealed some of the behaviors that bother air travelers most.
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Old 06-09-2018, 03:39 PM
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Oh yes, the seat bumper...

The window seat passenger who must get to the aisle multiple times
The loud talker
The drunkard
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Old 06-09-2018, 05:09 PM
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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no pets? (Pretty narrow survey)
#2 for me...
Emotional support (?) companions providing fleas / smells / potential safety risks to neighboring passengers, and maybe putting entire flight at risk...(There are minimal / NO qualifications / certifications for 'emotional support' (people or pets or companions)

As a 50+ yr pet owner, I cannot imagine anyone could jeopardize the safety of their pet / companion (?) by subjecting it to a risky airplane flight.

#1 is always that nut case person(S) that is lurking within the populace (airplanes, cars, workplace, public events)

I got 17 hrs of seat bumping and screaming kids in April 2018. The parents escaped to a few rows back and slept the whole flight (or at least pretended to be sleeping for 17 hrs). Probably their only relief from their very poorly mannered and demanding kids. (Who acted like they were being ignored...)
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Old 06-09-2018, 05:25 PM
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Had a guy a row in front and across the aisle watching a porno on his laptop. Unreal.
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Old 06-09-2018, 05:28 PM
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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People with stinky feet.... removing their shoes.
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Old 06-09-2018, 05:52 PM
Location: SE WI
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People putting more than one bag in the overhead (unless they are in the first row).
People listening to loud music thinking their earbuds will drown it out.
People that roll their luggage down the aisle preventing the plane from boarding more quickly.
People with backpacks that turn and smack someone in the face.

But mostly, people who fly once or twice a year and have one missed connection and say loud enough so everyone will hear " I WILL NEVER FLY THIS AIRLINE AGAIN"
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Old 06-09-2018, 06:09 PM
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1) People in coach who recline all the way with no warning
2) Butt crack mamas (and papas) who can't keep their pants up
3) Purse dog ladies who think I care about their little precious
4) Guys who pee all over the floor of the lav and don't wipe it up
5) Flight attendants who use arm rests as a step stool (see #4)
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Old 06-09-2018, 06:41 PM
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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The child behind me kicking the seat. But they have a short attention span and will move onto something else soon.

Originally Posted by TimAZ View Post
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4) Guys who pee all over the floor of the lav and don't wipe it up
I don't want to stand outside the door holding my bladder while someboey is in there wiping up his pee. Get in and get out.
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Old 06-09-2018, 07:31 PM
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Travelling by air for work for almost 30 years. 2-6 flights a week. Thank God most was in First Class, but we still had aholes there.

Worst was talkers. I always put big noise cancelling headphones on. With or without music

People behind me pulling themselves up by pulling the back of my seat. One flight to Europe, the guy was so bad, that at one point, when I felt his hand on my seat, I pushed the seat release button and my headrest smacked him in the nose. Had nose bleed, but he didn't bother me again

One parent totally ignored her screaming kicking kid (probably 8-10 years old). Three of us stood up and told her to take care of the kid or we would duct tape the kid to his seat and tape his mouth. She yelled for the flight attendant and the attendant told her there was nothing she could to stop us. The rest of the cabin applauded
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Old 06-09-2018, 07:51 PM
Location: Middle of the Pacific Ocean
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I flew from San Diego to Hawaii next to a couple who let their infant son cry his lungs out until he tired and fell asleep, which seemed to have taken forever. To say that I was pissed would be a MAJOR understatement.

On the same flight, the person sitting directly behind me had his music playing so loudly that the sound/base was emanating from the earphones and disturbing what little peace I had after the crying baby finally fell asleep.
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