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Survey Reveals Airplane Passengers’ Top Travel Annoyances

By Parker Diakite

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Thanks to advances in transportation technology, traveling to your desired destination has never been easier. Despite the new and improved ways to travel, bad travel behavior is still prevalent on flights, buses, and trains.

 

A new study by Genfare, a company that works with transportation companies to offer fare solutions, surveyed 2,000 Americans who fly at least twice per year to determine the worst offenses when it comes to flying, public transportation, and ride sharing.

 

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According to the survey, more than 50 percent of respondents said getting their seat kicked is the most annoying behavior from other passengers on a plane.  27 percent of respondents said crying babies ranked second among top annoyances, and body odor came in third with 26 percent of respondents.

 

Other flying annoyances were a talkative passenger, inattentive parents, a drunk passenger, a seat pulled back or leaned on, snoring, rushing to get off the plane as soon as it gets to the gate, a reclining seat, and smelly food.

 

PHOTO| Genfare

 

As the number of plane amenities, including leg room, begin to decrease, the study found that that the average amount of time before people get uncomfortable on a flight is three hours.


 

So how do travelers combat discomfort when flying?

 

Most travelers try adjusting their seat, using a travel pillow, and others take off their shoes and socks.  According to Genfare’s survey, 64 percent said it’s okay to take shoes off, and 20 percent said it’s okay to take your socks off to get more comfortable during a flight.

 

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When it comes to public transportation annoyances, Genfare’s survey revealed that respondents overwhelmingly said that talking loudly on the phone was the top offense, with 54 percent agreeing.

 

Body odor on public transit ranked second, which 41 percent of those surveyed disliked. Following body odor on the list was playing music without headphones, followed by taking up seats with bags, not giving up a seat for an elderly passenger, and a talkative passenger.

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