What flight attendants hate about passengers

Last Updated: Fri, Nov 16, 2012 12:10 hrs

Flight passengers who click their fingers to get the airline staff's attention is the biggest complain for a quarter of cabin crew, according to a new survey.

The Skyscanner survey of more than 700 international cabin crew members in 85 countries found the second most annoying passenger habit is the scramble to leave the plane before the seat belt signs are switched off, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

Coming in third are passengers trying to cram too much hand baggage into the overhead lockers.

Other irritations include talking through the safety demonstration, asking for more blankets and pillows, and stuffing rubbish in the seat pocket.

The results also showed that, according to cabin crew, the perfect passenger is male, travels alone for pleasure rather than business and is aged in his 30s.

Economy passengers are also favoured over those who travel in premium class.

Flight attendants' biggest complains about passengers are:

1. Clicking fingers to get your attention - 26 percent

2. Leaving seat at the end before the light goes off - 13 percent

3. Stuffing too many bags into overhead locker - 11 percent

4. Complaining there's no space for their bag in the locker - 10 percent

5. Talking through the safety demo - 9 percent

6. Asking for more blankets/pillows - 8 percent

7. Stuffing rubbish in the seat pocket - 7 percent

8. Asking for a different meal - 6 percent

9. Ringing the attendant bell to complain about temperature - 6 percent

10. Asking for a specific brand of drink - 4 percent (ANI)

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