Envision the last time a fellow passenger on an airline flight you took annoyed you. What was their infraction of your personal airline passenger code of conduct? Prior to reading the linked list of Expedia's picks for most annoying people on the plane, I thought of a few behaviors I can't stand seeing from airline travelers. Not all made it on this list, but the majority did.
Yet by the time I read to the end of their list, I was still looking for the jerk who clips his fingernails/toenails during the flight and, worse yet, without any concern for where they land. But where do you stand on the following item? Let me know — and add any rude behaviors you think should be added to the list — in the comment section below.
9. SEATBACK GUY
To recline or not to recline: Emotions run high around this question, and 32 percent of those surveyed can’t stand the ones who do. Nearly one-third (32 percent) of Americans say they would either prefer to have reclining seats banned entirely or at least restricted to set times during short-haul flights. Yet only 31 percent refuse to recline their own seats. Among the larger percentage who do lean back, 30 percent do so when they plan to sleep, 28 percent recline if the flight exceeds three hours, and 13 percent do so immediately after takeoff. Thirteen percent recline when the passenger in front of them does, domino-style, and 26 percent would recline their seat punitively if the passenger behind them was aggressive or rude. Twelve percent would still recline if the passenger behind them was tall, and 10 percent would recline even if the passenger behind them was noticeably pregnant.