Who's the most annoying passenger?

00:52, Dec 11 2013
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INATTENTIVE PARENTS: Were voted the most annoying type of fellow air traveller

Travellers ranked the "Inattentive Parent" as the most annoying type of fellow air traveller, defeating the "Rear Seat Kicker," "The Aromatic Passenger" and "The Boozer," according to a list by online travel agent Expedia.com.

The list, compiled by consulting firm Northstar, ranked the personal annoyances of 1,001 Americans who had flown on an airplane in the past five years.

"Most of us, when we look at the list of offending behaviours, can admit to having committed one or more of the violations," John Morrey, vice president and general manager of Expedia.com, said in a press release.

Of the respondents, 63 percent said they "often feel annoyed" by parents travelling with noisy children, with 59 percent of those under 35 saying they would pay extra to sit in designated quiet zones if airlines offered them.

Kids' crying is not the only sound passengers find obnoxious. When asked how they feel about sitting next to talkative passengers, 73 per cent said they were filled with "dread."

However, what pilots and attendants used to joke was an exclusive "Mile High Club" may have more members than previously thought.

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Ten per cent of passengers said they have "been intimate" in-flight.

The 19 most annoying passenger types are:

1. Inattentive Parents

2. Rear Seat Kicker

3. The Aromatic Passenger

4. The Boozer

5. Chatty Cathy

6. Audio Insensitive

7. Seat-back Guy

8. Carry-on Baggage Offenders

9. The Back-Seat Grabber

10. The Queue Jumper

11. The Armrest Hog

12. Mad Bladder

13. Pungent Food Eaters

14. The Mad Dasher

15. The Amorous

16. Overhead Bin Inconsiderate

17. The Undresser

18. The Pre-Boarder

19. The Seat Switcher

What's do you find the most annoying? Leave a comment below.

Reuters