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September 1, 2014 OTA News No Comments Email Email

Child seat kickers, seat recliners, annoying seat neighbours and other flight annoyances have been the cause of air rage experienced by almost one in twelve travellers, according to a recent flight survey by Australia’s favourite online travel destination,

Wotif Group Executive General Manager for Flights and Packages, Helen Demetriou, said the flight survey of more than 14,800 responses revealed what really gets travellers’ air rage going.

Ms Demetriou said that most Aussies are calm flight passengers but a child kicking seats and front seat recliners were the biggest catalysts for air rage.

“Of the 8 per cent of respondents who’ve experienced air rage, almost half put it down to a child kicking their seat, while 36 per cent rage over front passenger recliners, 20 per cent said sitting next to annoying passengers, followed by rude flight attendants with 18 per cent of the vote,” she said.

“Turbulence and not getting your preference of what’s on the flight menu were low on the air rage scale.”

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What gets your ‘air rage’ going?

48%        The child behind me kicking the back of my seat
36%        The person reclining on their chair in front of me
21%        Other (the main one being delays)
20%        Sitting next to someone annoying
18%        If the on-flight team is rude
13%        The in-flight entertainment didn’t work
4%           Turbulence
3%           If they don’t have what I’ve asked for on the in-flight menu

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