Unless you’re one of those people that can always afford to fly first-class no matter where you’re going, then you’re sure to have a few pet peeves about flying. You’re not alone, though, because there are things about flying the virtually everyone dislikes.
Recently, a company called Qualtrics decided to research the things that annoy people the most about flying. We have to say, that what they discovered is pretty interesting!
Below, you’ll find the 12 things that people hate most about flying, including what percentage of travelers said that each was their biggest pet peeve. Think you can guess what the most despised things will be? There’s only one way to find out, so read on!
1. Hidden Fees
There’s no surprise here! 80% of all respondents said that hidden fees are something that bothers them a lot about flying.
2. Unclean Bathrooms
People kind of accept that airplane bathrooms aren’t going to be the best, but still 70% of respondents said that a nasty bathroom is a nasty problem.
3. Baggage Fees
Nearly 70% of all people who responded to the survey said that having to pay baggage fees is one of their most hated things about flying.
4. No Legroom
Surprisingly, less than half of respondents said that lack of legroom was one of their most hated things about flying. Maybe we’re all conditioned to accept no legroom at this point!
5. Long Layovers
When you can’t fly direct, one of the biggest pains in the neck is having to deal with a long layover, something that 54% of people believe.
6. Bad In-Flight Entertainment
Maybe it’s because of smartphones and tablets, but only around 20% of flyers are bothered when the in-flight entertainment options aren’t good or are next to nonexistent.
7. Flight Delays
When flights get delayed, travelers get upset. About 45% of respondents said that this was a big turnoff.
8. Canceled Flights
This one is a big turnoff for flyers. 78% of those surveyed said that a canceled flight is one of the worst things that can happen.
9. Bad Seats
Airplane seats can be a real pain in the neck… Literally! 55% of those surveyed said that having to sit uncomfortably is a big turnoff.
10. Unfriendly Flight Crew
This one was actually near the top of the list! 65% of those who took the survey said that a rude or unfriendly fright crew is a big no-no.
11. No Direct Flights
A little less than half of all the people who responded to the survey stated that difficulty finding direct flights is one of their biggest pet peeves about flying.
12. Lost Luggage
When conducting its survey, Qualtrics found that 88% of flyers found an incident involving lost luggage to be the worst possible thing about flying.