There was a time, not so very long ago, when flying was a genteel endeavor; where people dressed up and dined on board, and flight attendants were more like skyborne hosts than mid-air police. Those days are gone. Today's low-fare, hidden-fee air travel has turned once-courteous passengers into a short-fused mob determined to take out their frustrations on the hard-working men and women who just want to serve them a refreshing half-can of cola.
But what exactly are passengers doing -- whether unwittingly or on purpose -- to drive flight attendants crazy? We went right to the source and asked them, and boy did we get an earful. Here are the 18 most egregious ways you probably don't even realize you're infuriating the one group on board tasked with getting you safely down the emergency slide.