Who is The Perfect Passenger?
According to a recent article posted on the economist.com, the perfect airline passengers are single European men, in their 30s traveling for pleasure.Once he’s got his airline tickets, it seems the single European man is content to go about his travels, with minimal interaction with airline staff.
And that's what it takes to be a perfect passenger.
The majority of the complaints listed in the survey on Skyscanner sound like a perfect storm of airline staff complaints: The number one offender is customers who snap their fingers to get a flight attendant’s attention.
Fliers eager to disembark from the plane before it's even arrived at the gate is a very close second. And our personal favorite? Passengers who insist on stuffing oversized luggage into the overhead compartment.
Based on this list, passengers can go a long way to improving their behavior.
We would summarize the findings very simply: Be polite, follow directions, and have patience when travelling!
Alicia Staley of New Media Travel contributed to this post