These are the airline traveler habits that ignite the rage of their fellow flyers

While a debate rages about whether airlines are offering the right mixture of nuts as part of their in-flight snack options, when it comes to the nuts with seat assignments, it’s clear — it’s a mixed bag.

Surely there is some room for debate about the whole air travel experience. But according to a new survey, many fellow airline passengers are quite annoying, and it starts with the so-called Rear Seat Kickers.

In a nutshell, that’s the crux of the new Expedia 2015 Airplane Etiquette survey. The 10 most annoying habits identified by the survey are:

1. The Rear Seat Kicker (61%)
2. Inattentive Parents (59%)
3. The Aromatic Passenger (50%)
4. The Audio Insensitive, whether talking or playing music (50%)
5. The Boozer (45%)
6. Chatty Cathy (43%)
7. Carry-On Baggage Offenders (38%)
8. The Queue Jumper who rushes to deplane (35%)
9. Seat-Back Guy, that annoying chap who incessantly reclines his seat (32%)
10.  Overhead Bin Inconsiderate who stows his or her bag in the first available spot, rather than nearest to his/her seat (32%)

“Planes continue to fly full, never more so than during this season, when millions of Americans will fly to be with their families for the holidays,” John Morrey, vice president and general manager of, said in a news release. “Inside a packed plane at 30,000 feet, both good behavior and bad behavior are amplified. Respecting our fellow passengers is a small but important gift we can all give each other.”

The survey was conducted by Gfk between Aug. 7-9, and includes the opinions of 1,019 U.S. adults.

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