What we hate about fellow fliers

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/your-travels/9370165/What-we-hate-about-fellow-fliers.html

    Poorly-behaved children, flatulent neighbours and locker hoggers. Readers let off steam about their fellow air travellers.


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    Last week we published the results of a survey about air passengers' most irritating habits. The poll encouraged dozens of readers to tell us about their biggest air travel gripes. Here is a selection of the best emails.


    Wind up
    Not so much irritating as offensive, people who pass wind repeatedly. They must know it is offensive.

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  2. milchap
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    What I hate is that I am in economy and others are up front. :D
     
  3. sobore
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    Why am I always seated next to the guy in the photo?
     
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    Exactly! That, or I'm always seated next to the coughers, who cough throughout the entire flight and don't cover their mouths. :mad:
     
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    I love all my fellow frequent fliers. :D
     
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    Frequent fliers not a problem. Non-frequent fliers, uh-oh! :eek::p
     
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    People with excessive or oversize carry on baggage.
     
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    People who think everyone within 10 rows of them wants to hear what a travel expert they are/what kind of amazing deal they got for this flight. Also....

    Business travellers who lead you to believe they're corporate giants.....in steerage.
     
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    Always funny. The real giants don't have to fly with the rest of us commoners. The have something called 'Private Jet'.:)
     
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    This did not take place while on an airplane, but on the Metro (Washington, DC's subway system), I was sitting in one of the sideways facing seats near the door, and a guy like the one in the photo LITERALLY plopped down in the seat right next to me. He was so fat, I was pushed into the partition that separates the seat from the door (I'm 5 ft 5, 155 lbs, so I'm not that big). He than says, to no one in particular, "That's what happens when you weigh 240 lbs," or something to that effect. BULL$*&@. He was more than 240. :mad:
     
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    Some one who won't shut up.
     
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    So like. I'm boarding this plane and I see Tom, you know Tom, from High School? And he says like that he's been travelling for days now and hasn't been home in weeks and he feels sort of lonely and then he looks at me and asks if I have any chapstick. I'm like, yeah, of course. But, anyway, not important. So Tom is wearing loafers, like 1960's loafers and I'm like "So, What? You've bought stock in LL Bean?" and he goes "Yes". Ol Tom sure was a talker in High School. Then I notice that we're 10 minutes before pre-boarding and he's standing right in front of the gate as if he's got a first class ticket. I sneak a peak at his boarding pass and he's got a boarding zone 8. I mean, really, what I hate are people that block the gate with high loading zone numbers on their boarding passes. They look like confetti all strewn out all over the place. Did I tell you that Tom's working in confetti sales now?.............
     
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    Perhaps he was only referencing the specific leg that was catapulting you into the partition?
     
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    I have no idea what the hell he was referring to. :confused: And it was more than his leg propelling me into the partition. It was basically the entire right side of his body. :mad:

    Now, if he was referring to his leg weighing 240 lbs, that may be an accurate weight.
     
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    Body odor, invading my space, falling asleep on my shoulder, snoring....
     
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    I pack well and lightly. It irks me to no end when I see another passenger (9 times out of 10 a woman, no offense) boarding with her HUGE ass purse, some sort of "carryon" she got at the Lancome counter free with a $60 purchase and a paper shopping bag with handles looking for places to shove all their shi....crap.
    I am that 5'10" person that used to weigh 260ish (we really don't know what our max is/was) but I am down to 225 now but my shoulders are still broad....therefore, I choose the aisle so I can lean slightly outward. Just sayin :)
     
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    i hate it when people with big butts don't try to make an effort to avoid rubbing their ass on your shoulder as they make their way to the lavatory. Also how stewardess make it a point to ram my knees when the drink carts come by...
     
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    I call that "body spillage"! :D
     
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    Ah... those ones. We've all sat next to a few. A close but less frequent flyer relative of Mr.DYKWIA.
     
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    Ok seriously...I had not even finished reading the OP and was going to post this...and you were the FIRST RESPONSE?! Man...:D
     
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    People sitting in the aisle who won't give me my armrest when I'm in the middle seat.
    People in the aisle who suck their teeth when you have to use the bathroom.
    The guy with the sweater or jacket on that opens his vent on full blast and manages to point some of the air on you.
    The protagonist / businessman who shuffles his papers frantically and grunts about the work he has to "catch up to" ... on a red eye.
    Gate lice.
     
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    People that laugh extremely loud while watching their IFE.
    Getting my arm practically taken off by people dragging their over-sized luggage (that barely fits) down the aisle.
     
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    I like an aisle seat, and am always close to the front. I can't stand those that wear their backpacks onto the aircraft and then slam them into you as they walk past, especially if they have a roller board and are trying to manipulate it down the aisle instead of picking up and carrying it.
     
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    Oh was that you I ran into? sorry, bud. :D
     

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