London City airport has revealed the top 10 worst habits of plane passengers based on this survey. Here is our quick roundup of the findings:
63% of respondents deemed that passengers who “recline their seat so far back they are practically in your lap” as the ultimate source of irritation on a plane. Armrest-hoggers came in at second place, with 55% of votes.
Passengers being rude to cabin crew made the top three, while seat luggage hoarders, also makes it in the top five.
Oddly enough, passengers who “put their feet in the gaps between seats so they poke others in the shoulder” only managed to make number eight on the list. Next time you are about to fly and need a plane etiquette refresher, refer to this handy infographic above and be sure to share it with your frequent flyer friends.
On an aeroplane we get closer to strangers than we would in almost any other setting, so it’s no wonder little things can irritate us. Be considerate of your fellow passengers – you wouldn’t lean against a stranger on a park bench while you ate your lunch, so think about how much space you really need before reclining your seat. -London City airport spokesperson.