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Revealed – the public's pet peeves when flying

Although rising global traffic figures show that air travel has never been so popular, there is no denying that the selfish action of some passengers onboard flights can make journeys a little stressful, and today we reveal a few of these annoying habits.

According to a new survey by flight-search website, Alternative Airlines, the public’s pet peeves when flying incude:

UK v ROW Rank out of 10 how much noisy children would annoy you on a flight copy

Noisy children

• Women hate noisy children on flights more than men do! (43% of women surveyed rated noisy children as 8/10-10/10 annoyance, vs 40% of men

• People in the UK are more bothered by noisy children on the plane (43% of UK respondents rated noisy children as 8/10-10/10 annoyance, vs 34% of those outside of the UK)

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Over eager plane leavers

• Men are more irritated than women by passengers immediately standing up after a plane lands (41% of men surveyed rated this as 8/10-10/10 annoyance, vs 34% of women)

• Those outside of the UK are much less bothered than those in the UK about passengers immediately standing up after a plane lands (30% of UK respondents, vs 20% outside of the UK)

UK v ROW Passengers applauding when the plane lands is annoying copy

Save the applause

• People from the UK are more likely to be annoyed by passengers applauding after the flight (20% in the UK rated this as 8/10-10/10 annoyance, vs 12% outside of the UK thinking the same)

• Men are more likely to be less bothered than women when passengers applaud after the flight (42% of men rated this as 1/10 irritating, vs 28% of women) 

 

 

 

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