The 21 People We HATE on Flights

Everyone gets annoyed when they’re cooped up in a tin can with hundreds of other people. A lot of the team here at SkyParkSecure admit to hating seat kickers!

Seat Kickers

But what are the most irritating crimes that most of us agree on?

Just the Flight conducted a survey of 5,000 people to find out exactly that.

We’ve outlined the results in the table below, as well as a handy infographic that goes into a bit more detail.

We were surprised at some of the results. People who take their socks off was only 15th on the list (!!!), much lower than we’d have thought. Meanwhile nervous flyers make an appearance at the bottom, which is a little cruel to say the least!

Whereabouts did your biggest pet peeve land? Be sure to let us know in the comments below.

The Worst Passenger Crimes

Below we've placed those passenger crimes in order, and included how many people out of 5,000 voted for that crime
PositionCrimeNumber of votes
1Strong body odour2950
2Seat kicking2700
3Ignorant parents2650
4Crying children2050
5Rudeness1850
6Heavily drunk1800
7Reclining1500
8Armrest hogging1350
9Encroaching on your seat1200
10Clapping after landing1000
11Stag dos1000
12Queue jumping950
13Loud music750
14Passive-aggressive complaining600
15Bare feet600
16Smelly food550
17Faffing550
18Hogging the overhead bin500
19Chatters400
20Being nervous150
21Frequent toilet trips50

For a little more detail on each passenger crime, check out the infographic below.

Most irritating air passengers