Top 10 Worst Travel Habits That Are So Annoying They Make You Want To Jump Out Of The Plane
If it seems like the amount of air rage incidents is on the rise it is because they are. In 2017, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported that there was a 50% rise last year of air rage incidents. There were 169 passengers who were forcibly confined for bad behavior, ranging from verbal abuse to life-threatening situations such as attempting to storm the cockpit. It could be because humans aren’t made to be confined to tiny areas for several hours, only inches away from complete strangers.
There are plenty of behaviors that are so nerve-racking that they could make someone want to jump out of the plane. Expedia released its Airplane and Hotel Etiquette Study and ranked the top 10 worst travel habits by flyers and individuals who stay at hotels. The study surveyed 18,229 people across 23 countries to find the most irritating and infuriating behaviors.
All of these vexing behaviors are maddening, but #1 is an absolutely aggravating torment that we have all had to deal with during a flight. For the fourth year in a row, the passenger who kicks your seat was the most hateable type of traveler. There was 51% of respondents said seat-kickers were the worst kind of people.
Here’s the worst types of travelers that will make you regret going on vacation:
- The Seat Kicker/Bumper/Grabber
- The Aromatic Passenger
- Inattentive Parents
- Personal Space Violators
- Audio Insensitive
- Queue Jumper
- Pungent Foodies
- Baggage Mishandler
- Armrest Hog
- Airplane Mode Violator
The study also found that 82% of Americans polled said the single worst thing that could ruin a hotel stay is if room had bedbugs. The second-worst hotel no-no (67%) was finding a used condom or open condom wrapper. Is a bed bug really worse than a used condom on your hotel matress?