Survey of most annoying passengers says – don’t kick my seat

British Airways recently surveyed a large number of their European customers, and asked them what the most annoying behavior is from their fellow passengers.

The results are not exactly a surprise, and probably very much in line with the kind of stuff that annoys us all.

Here is the top 5 of most annoying in-flight passenger behavior:

  1. Fellow passengers who kick the back of your seat.
  2. Parents who can’t control their kids.
  3. Passengers who constantly whine and rant during the flight.
  4. Passengers who fully recline their seat.
  5. Impatient passengers who get up as soon as the plane gets close to the gate.

So, this got me thinking about things fellow passengers do that annoy me – I could only think of 3 that were not already in the list above.

  • Passengers who get out of their own seat by holding on to the back of my seat (usually waking me).
  • Anyone who thinks of themselves as an “elite flier” and constantly wants others to know how important they are.
  • Any passengers that feel the need to clap when the plane lands. Seriously, just don’t do it.

I want to know what kind of behavior from your fellow passengers annoys you the most – leave us a comment and we’ll see whether the British Airways survey was in line with our own annoyances.