Top inflight annoyances

Most travellers are irritated by other passengers when flying. Photo / Thinkstock
Most travellers are irritated by other passengers when flying. Photo / Thinkstock

Loud children, inconsiderate passengers and lack of leg room have topped the list of complaints of Australian air travellers.

The survey of 1803 people by TripAdvisor found one in three respondents do not believe air travel has improved in the last five years.

Common complaints included uncomfortable seats, being seated next to loud passengers or children, unpredictable flight delays, the inconvenience of multiple airport security measures, and expensive airfares.

Sixty-one per cent said they no longer believed budget airlines were cheap once additional costs and taxes were added.

More than two thirds, 69 per cent, said they would willingly pay 20 per cent more for the same flight if they could fly with a full service carrier.

As for flying etiquette, the survey found the ire of passengers is raised by people who recline their seats, parents who don't control their children, and kids who kick the back of seats.

Thirty-five per cent of respondents said they would be willing to pay extra for a child-free flight.

- AAP

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