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The 8 Things You Hate Most About Air Travel

05/23/2014 10:59 am ET | Updated Jul 23, 2014

By Rachel Coleman, CNTraveler.com

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We recently asked our friends on Twitter to share the one thing they find the most annoying, frustrating, and downright maddening about air travel -- and as it turns out, there are a lot of things to get angry about. A few things that never cease to irk people? Delayed flights, confusing airport terminals, and -- this one's a biggie -- people who recline their airplane seat back into our laps.

Here are a few of our favorite (or least favorite?) pet peeves we gathered from the Twittersphere. What would you add to the list?


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What's the ONE thing that annoys you the most about air travel? Your response may be featured in an upcoming @CNTraveler post! #TTOT

@KrissyVann_BTT
@CNTraveler People rushing to the gate to board when there are already assigned seats. What's the rush? #ttot #travel

@Janni_Joy
@CNTraveler // The long walks in terminals for connecting flights ... especially with elderly passengers

@mayurirk
@CNTraveler the stale food with tired and uninterested cabin crew if that happens to be the last sector of the flight. #TTOT

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@travelergirl2
@CNTraveler People who bring oversized bags onboard and expect them to fit in the overhead bins. #TTOT

@NishiJain0

@CNTraveler @CNTraveler Talkative and messy co-passengers. Seat kickers. And next would be delayed flights. #TTOT

@WallflowerNotes
@CNTraveler Most annoying thing about air travel? That the 4-8 feet bubble that is reserved for perfect strangers is totally violated! #TTOT

@HoneyforBear
@CNTraveler #TTOT Unhappy employees & passengers-if we were all just a little more polite the experience would be less painful for everyone!

@drmaddman

@KrissyVann_BTT @CNTraveler overhead space! Or lack thereof.....

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