Study: The biggest travel annoyances this holiday season
AAA projects more than 100 million Americans will travel this holiday season, meaning crowded highways, airports and public transit.
surveyed 2,000 people who fly at least twice a year to find out the worst offenses when it comes to flying, public transportation and ridesharing.
When it comes to air travel, 54% of people surveyed said getting their seat kicked is the biggest annoyance. A crying child followed seat kicking with 27% of the vote and body odor came in third with 26% of the vote.
Other flying annoyances were a talkative passenger, inattentive parents, a drunk passenger, a seat pulled back or leaned on, snoring, rushing to get off the plane as soon as it gets to the gate, a reclining seat, a passenger putting their feet up, smelly food, man-spreading, a passenger removing their socks or shoes, bright screens on phones, non-service dogs, and finally in last place was dressing sloppy, which bothered just 1%.
As far as public transportation annoyances, the survey showed talking loudly on the phone was the No. 1 offense, with 54% agreeing. Body order took the second spot at 41% and playing music without headphones was third with 29%.
The top annoyances for ridesharing was aggressive driving with 44%, driver talking on the phone at 32%, and dirty/messy car at %31. Talking loudly on the phone was followed by body odor, which 41% of the survey disliked. Coming in at No. 3 on the list of annoying public transportation habits was playing music without headphones.