Forget what the Department of Child Services says: when it comes to flying these days, you’re better off being a terrible parent than kicking someone’s seat.
At least that’s what airline travelers think, as a full 61% of respondents in Expedia.com’s third-annual airplane etiquette study deemed seat kickers the worst in-flight annoyance, followed closely by inattentive parents (59%). So the takeaway for travelers: "Go ahead and neglect your kids, just LEAVE MY SEAT ALONE!"
Smelly people, loud talkers/music listeners, and excessive drinkers rounded out the top five. You can read the whole study/see the cool infographic here, although some of the other interesting tidbits include: