20 rudest things people do on planes

Rudest things people do on planesJerkiness may be in the eyes of the people sitting around you, but there’s usually no shortage in the skies. Click through the gallery of 20 top irritating air plane behaviors.

20 rudest things people do on planes

20. Hogging overhead bin spaceYou folded your suit coat nicely and placed your hat in the allotted overhead space. Too bad Bin Hog just mangled it all while shoving his suitcase, stroller and shopping bags into a space meant for one personal item.

20 rudest things people do on planes

19. Taking ages to choose a movieAirplane movies: opiate of the flying masses. Except when your hyperactive neighbor takes 30 minutes to decide between “Grown Ups 2” or something a little less cerebral.

20 rudest things people do on planes

18. Compulsive leg-shakingThe fidgety leg-shaker isn’t all that common, but still annoying when encountered at altitude.

20 rudest things people do on planes

17. Boarding ahead of group numberMost airlines have a system for getting hundreds of passengers aboard in the least amount of time. That’s why we schlep on as part of Group A or B or C. Just because you drew the short straw on this one doesn’t give you the right to pretend to be dyslexic.

20 rudest things people do on planes

16. Babies crying Are we really blaming babies for doing what babies do naturally? Sure, as long as they’re your kids, and not ours.

20 rudest things people do on planes

15. Getting huffy when you leave seatI’d learn some bladder control if I was in the window seat,” runs the unspoken complaint.

20 rudest things people do on planes

14. Yacking on cell phone“Hey, we just landed. … can you hear me? … we just landed … I’m on the runway … can you hear me now? … We just landed … ”

20 rudest things people do on planes

13. Bringing aboard stinky foodWe get it — airlines have cut back on food service, forcing us all to bring our own snacks and meals onboard. But did you really have to clean out the back of your refrigerator?

20 rudest things people do on planes

12. Loud talking“Hey, we’re trying to read here!”

20 rudest things people do on planes

11. Establishing armrest hegemonyNo one wins when elbow wars begin.

20 rudest things people do on planes

10. Poaching shared middle seatPraise God, the middle seat is empty! Til the guy next to you lays claim to the no man’s land of the middle seat with a book, coat or inflatable neck support.

20 rudest things people do on planes

9. Coughing, sneezing, germ sharingThanks for sharing your globules of diseased saliva. Not you, of course. Or this considerate (paranoid?) gent.

20 rudest things people do on planes

8. Playing games with sound onBleep, bloop, blorp. Funny how some of the most irritating things on the planet can be called “games.” Even more irritating are people who play them, on a plane, with the sound turned on.

20 rudest things people do on planes

7. Wielding huge suitcases as carry-ons“Sir, is that a … carry-on?”

20 rudest things people do on planes

6. People behind trying to disembark firstHere we’ve regressed to the time before the invention of the queue.

20 rudest things people do on planes

5. Cutting fingernailsToenails are also trimmed at 30,000 feet, but that would have been a really offensive picture.

20 rudest things people do on planes

4. Baring feetAppalling side note: people who actually go to the bathroom on the airplane in their bare feet.

20 rudest things people do on planes

3. Hogging toiletsWe’ve all encountered the toilet hogger. What are they doing in there, you wonder as you hover cross-legged by the door. Certainly not being considerate of others.

20 rudest things people do on planes

2. Reclining seat Seat designers, listen up: No one likes the recline button! Time to reinvent the airplane seat.

20 rudest things people do on planes

1. Kicking seat-back“He kicked my seat-back.” The top airplane irritant sometimes invites a violent response.

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