Annoying Travel Habits – What Drives You Crazy?

Millions of us are set to travel over the Christmas period, and while we are supposed to be entering the season of “Goodwill to all men”, it seems other people’s annoying travel habits leave us feeling more frustrated than festive!

As usual at this time of the year, there are numerous surveys on the web about Christmas travel, favourite winter holiday destinations, and last-minute flight deals, but today I found a few surveys on annoying travel habits – and just knew I had to share…

Here are just some of the things that travellers across the globe have listed as the most annoying travel habits:

  1. People boarding the plane before their group number is called
  2. People who take up more than their share of the overhead compartments
  3. Babies crying
  4. Children kicking the backs of our seats
  5. Those who request window seats, then get up to go to the toilet every five minutes
  6. People who huff and puff every time we ask them to let us out to use the bathroom
  7. Anyone with poor hygiene and those who stroll around with bare feet!
  8. Those who poach the empty middle seat (I’m guilty of this one!)
  9. People playing games without turning the sound off (or at least down)
  10. Reclining the seat
  11. Standing up before the plane has come to a “complete standstill”
  12. People switching on their mobile phones the minute the plane has landed
  13. People leaning over the seats to talk to friends in different rows
  14. People talking to us when we are trying to sleep
  15. People hogging the toilets when the seatbelt sign is about to be switched on

So there you have it, are you guilty of any of the above?  I definitely hog the middle seat if it is free, and I also recline my seat on long-haul flights, but I always put it up during meal times…(if you don’t – please do! 😉 )

Let us know what annoying travel habits drive you crazy!




6 Comments Add yours

  1. rjmackin says:

    People who hold up the security queue by forgetting to remove their belts, empty coins out of their pockets, leave toiletries in their carry on bags etc etc… Have you never flown before???

    1. Equatours says:

      Oh yes…! That should be right up there on the list!

  2. #13!!!!!!! Once had a guy leaning on my chair to hit on some girl sitting behind me. Snapped at him TWICE to go away.

    Here’s another good one: People sitting next to you who fall asleep then start to lean on you. I hate being someone’s arm rest.

    1. Equatours says:

      And it is even worse when they start snoring! How can you snore sitting upright?!! 😉

  3. having to sit next to a larger person and end up loosing half of your own seat!

    1. Equatours says:

      Airlines could definitely do with making their seats bigger! 😉

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