Keep your knees and feet to yourself. That's the overarching message from Expedia's latest etiquette survey which identified the rear seat-back kicker as the most annoying type of flyer.
It's bad news for long-legged travellers who fly economy and those who sit in front of them: A full 64 percent of respondents cited the rear seat kicker as the most offensive in-flight "etiquette violator."
Pollsters also asked respondents to weigh in on the controversial subject of seat reclining, and found that 37 percent of Americans would choose to ban it altogether or restrict the practice on short-haul flights.
More than half (53 percent) of travellers said they recline their seats, while about a quarter (23 percent) said they refrain because they deem it "improper etiquette."
The poll surveyed 1 005 Americans on their biggest in-flight pet peeves.
Here are the results:
1. The Rear Seat Kicker
2. Inattentive Parents
3. The Aromatic Passenger
4. The Audio Insensitive
5. The Boozer
6. Chatty Cathy
7. The Queue Jumper
8. Seat-Back Guy
9. The Armrest Hog
10. Pungent Foodies
11. The Undresser
12. The Amorous
13. The Mad Bladder
14. The Single and Ready to Mingle
What do you think is the worst infraction of in-flight etiquette? Let us know in the comments below…