• Survey reveals tips for proper travel etiquette

    2009-11-24

    Be it a screaming baby, small seats or a seatmate's disregard for personal hygiene, everyone has a pet peeve when it comes to traveling. To help increase the consideration of the average American airplane patron, online travel provider Travelocity recently surveyed over 16,000 American travelers to establish, once and for all, proper travel etiquette.

    "What we found out is travelers can be pretty rude and they're misbehaving at pretty much every point of their trips," Travelocity Senior Editor, Genevieve Shaw Brown, tells MyFoxDC.com

    The number one irritant for passenger on flights throughout the continental U.S. is oversized carry-on luggage. Frequent fliers can't stand fighting for space in overhead storage bins, and feel that travelers over-packing their carry-on bags are simply inconsiderate of their fellow travelers.

    The survey found that the most bothersome behaviors included talking loudly, swearing and kicking the seat, while poor personal hygiene distinguishes their favorite flight mates from plane pariahs.

    Other recommendations for the considerate traveler include packing less aromatic snacks, investing in a privacy filter for laptops, and waiting to deplane in an orderly manner rather than rushing to exit.

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