List Rules Includes specific things that really irk you while you are in the process of traveling on an airplane
If you've had the pleasure of traveling by plane, you understand the humor in the first part of this sentence. Traveling by plane is not a pleasurable experience by any means. What are the worst things about flying? We've created a list of some of the most annoying things about airplanes, airports, and the people you're forced to share the experience with.
As airlines continue to evolve into money-hungry, leg-squishing nightmare factories that create a travel experience comparable to transporting livestock, the traveling experience as a whole declines. Air travel was once a privilege and a luxury, but it has become a chore and an exercise in discomfort. Want some pretzels while you read? Too bad! Hoping to stretch your legs at some point during that 20-hour flight to Hong Kong? Think again! If there are two things airlines are particularly good at, it's getting you where you need to go and making you miserable along the way.
Long lines, grumpy adults, crying babies, and uncomfortable seating arrangements all join forces the minute you step into an airport to test your durability, your character, and your sense of humor. Vote up the worst experiences on this list of the most annoying things about airplanes and airports. Just try not to cringe as you think about your next vacation.
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Seats Are Getting Smaller in Width AND Pitch (We're Looking at You, United Airlines)
That Parent Who Doesn't Stop Their Kid Kicking Your Seat the Entire Flight
When You Board a Plane Only to Sit on the Runway for Two More Hours... WITH NO AIR CONDITIONING
Paying a Crazy Price to Fly and Then Paying an Additional Price for Your Freaking Suitcases
That Passenger Who Boards the Plane Sick... Then Sneezes and Coughs the Whole Flight
The Neighbor That Aggressively Claims the Armrest
When There's a Last Minute Gate Change and You Have to Run Through the Airport Like a Maniac
People That Hold up the Security Line Because They Don't Understand the Contraband List
When ANYONE Near You Has to Use Their Barf Bag
The Person Who Brings Stinky Food Onto the Plane
The Neighbor Who Should Be Flying First Class Because They Don't Fit in Standard Seating
Babies Crying on the Plane (They Can't Help It but That Doesn't Make It Less Annoying)
When You Can't Get Your Ears to Pop on the Way Up or the Way Down
Paying Insanely High Rates for Tickets and Not Even Getting a Damn Bag of Peanuts OR Pretzels