Plane personalities to avoid

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Getting to your favourite holiday destination by plane this festive season?  

We feel your pain.    

While there’s always a sense of excitement when boarding a flight, it quickly fades as the reality of cramped spaces and rude fellow passengers dawns on you all to quickly.  

Here are seven passengers we suggest you keep an eye out for during your travels and avoid at all costs.  

1. The too-talkative seatmate. There’s no escaping them. Even if you close your eyes, open your book or blatantly ask them to shut up, they will just keep yapping away.

2. The overhead compartment hogger. They got there first and filled up the shared overhead bin with ALL the things they own. Now your bag has to be stored five rows back, which means you will have to wait till the very last to disembark your flight. Grrrrr!!!  

3. The twitcher. They can’t sit still. They just can’t. Their legs twitch constantly. Their fingers fidget. Their eyes dart. They jump up to go to the bathroom every 10 minutes. Shame, maybe they’re nervous, but still. Pretty damn annoying.  

4. The smelly one. While it might be hard to spot them straight away, you’ll be able to catch their whiff from way down the aisle. Avoid. Avoid. Avoid.     

5. Parents with a baby. We don’t want to be horrible, it’s just that at some point the baby’s going to cry… and well, we don’t want to be in close proximity. Sorry, baby mamas and papas. Fortunately it seems like more and more airlines are considering implementing special no kid zones.

6. The spreader-outer. They hog the armrest and if they read a paper, you might as well hold the other side and read along, their handbag strangely ends up under YOUR feet and you wake up with their head resting on your shoulder, your shirt dripping with their drool.     

7. The bully. They’re rude to everyone around them, but especially the cabin crew – making unreasonable demands and constantly complaining. They should really, actually be banned from flying altogether.  

Which travel personality would you add to this list? Tell us in the comment section below!

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