05/23/2014 10:59 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The 8 Things You Hate Most About Air Travel

By Rachel Coleman,


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?

Condé Nast Traveler ✔ @CNTraveler

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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