airplane etiquette

You’re not the only one on the plane

Wouldn’t it be be great if there was lots and lots of room between  you and the other people on the plane?

Rarely happens. So everyone just tries to get along and goes out of their way to not irritate their fellow passengers, right?

Fat chance.

According to the results of Expedia’s latest Airplane Etiquette Study – which polled Americans on the behaviors that most infuriate them when other passenger do them – rear-seat kicking bugs people the most.

The full ranked list of onboard etiquette violators includes:

  1. The Rear Seat Kicker (cited by 64 percent of respondents)
  2. Inattentive Parents (59 percent)
  3. The Aromatic Passenger (55 percent)
  4. The Audio Insensitive (49 percent)
  5. The Boozer (49 percent)
  6. Chatty Cathy (40 percent)
  7. The Queue Jumper (35 percent)
  8. Seat-Back Guy (35 percent)
  9. The Armrest Hog (34 percent)
  10. Pungent Foodies (30 percent)
  11. The Undresser (28 percent)
  12. The Amorous (28 percent)
  13. The Mad Bladder (22 percent)
  14. The Single and Ready to Mingle (18 percent)

“As we embark on 2017, millions and millions of people will be taking to the air this year, and should know that there’s no better gift you can give to a fellow traveler than respect and generosity,” said John Morrey, vice president and general manager, “The Airplane Etiquette study shows that small acts of decorum can go a long way. After all, as it relates to flights, we are quite literally all in this together.”

(The study consisted of 1,005 interviews of randomly selected U.S. adult residents, conducted between December 2-4, 2016, among adults aged 18+.)