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How you could be annoyed by your fellow passengers this Summer

Flying to your holiday destination can mostly be a fun experience. However, new research suggests that there are a number of habits that fellow fliers have whic

Flying to your holiday destination can mostly be a fun experience. However, new research suggests that there are a number of habits that fellow fliers have which irritate other passengers.

Skyscanner recently conducted a poll of more than 2,700 British travellers asking them what they particularly can't stand about their fellow air travellers.

The survey found that stereotypical plane ‘nuisances' such as crying babies, noisy videogame players or overweight travellers did not feature as highly as some more obscure complaints.

Although further studies have shown that most travellers would be in favour of a fat tax on portly passengers and of child-free flights, these are the top habits that irritate UK fliers the most according to Skyscanner:

  • Men revealing ‘builder's bum' (28%)
  • Sweat patches on clothes (22%)
  • Midriff/beer belly on show (18%)
  • Offensive logos on t-shirts (12%)
  • White socks and sandals (9%)
  • Ladies with low-cut tops displaying cleavage (4%)
  • Men with hairy chest on show (2%)
  • Noisy jewellery (2%)
  • Football shirts (1%)
  • Flip flops (0.5%)

Having a relaxing and comfortable flight is not always easy. While you never know how comfortable your journey will be, you can make sure your holiday abroad is ‘headache-free' by having holiday travel insurance in place. If what you are looking for is a cheap break abroad, considering holiday car rental is a good way to cut your holiday transport costs down.

Recent research by the Post Office found that travellers could save up to £457 on a one-week summer holiday by swapping typical European holiday destinations for a cheaper one.

Almost seven out of ten (69%) holidaymakers actually confessed that they would happily change their holiday destination for a cheaper deal.

According to the research, Spain and Turkey are thought of as cheap holiday destinations by travellers. However, the study found that Portugal was the country currently offering the best value for money – offering travellers a one-week package per £689.