Are YOU guilty of these travel sins? Frequent flyer shares the WORST traveler behavior

Air travel is never the easiest of experiences – but one frequent flyer is now trying to ease the burden on herself and her fellow passengers by bluntly disclosing the “worst things” people can do in airports and on planes.

Frequent fliers, like 32-year-old influencer Tinx — who is based in Los Angeles, California, but flies regularly to visit relatives in London and New York — understand that dealing with fellow passengers’ annoying behavior isn’t an easy task .

In fact, the subject of aircraft etiquette has sparked fierce debate in recent weeks, with dozens of people taking to social media to vent about everything from seat change requests to “seat spreaders.”

Now Tinx – whose real name is Christina Najjar – has shared her own frustrations, revealing the ‘worst’ behavior that makes for ‘horrible travellers’, while urging anyone guilty of such sins to ‘take a good look at yourself in the mirror before you travel again.’

A frequent flyer has taken to TikTok to expose the ‘worst things’ people can do while traveling on planes – exposing the most annoying behaviors that annoy other passengers

Tinx, 32 - whose real name is Christina Najjar - first described her frustration with travelers coming to security 'unprepared' (stock image)

Tinx, 32 – whose real name is Christina Najjar – first described her frustration with travelers coming to security ‘unprepared’ (stock image)

The Los Angeles-based influencer explained her anger at the other passengers who are

The Los Angeles-based influencer explained her anger at the other passengers who are “a**holes” when it comes to the overhead baggage compartments (stock image)

The five ‘WORST’ flying faux pas, according to frequent flyers

  • Being ‘unprepared’ at security
  • ‘Overfull’ the overhead bins
  • ‘Overcrowding’ of the gate prior to boarding
  • Travelers who recline their seats way too far
  • ‘Excessively talkative’ passengers

Captioning the video, “The worst things people do while traveling,” the influencer, who regularly flies on luxury vacations, put “unprepared” flyers at the top of her list.

“Let’s start with people who are unprepared at the front of the safety line. It’s a security line, you know what’s coming, and yet there are still people fumbling with their laptops like a kid who forgot their homework.

“Do I have to take off my coat?” Yes, spoiler alert, you always have to take off your coat. Please let the theatrical water chug to the Uber,’ she joked.

Other users agreed with this rule and slammed the flyers who “don’t look in their pockets before going through the metal detector and have to go back,” and another user even said those who don’t prepare for security “cook” [their] blood.’

Then Tinx destroyed the gate crowders.

“Now let’s talk about the gatekeepers, they haven’t even put our flight on the little digital board and you’re crowding around the gate like it’s the stampede from The Lion King, grinding your foot into the ground like you’re about to to run with the bulls.

“Aside from the fact that you’re in fifth grade, I have to tell you buddy, we’re all going to the same place, we’re all getting on the same plane.”

Other travelers shared their thoughts on the gate crowders, one even calling them ‘gate lice’ and another adding that those who flood the gates before boarding should ‘calm down’.

Tinx then lashed out at the 'gate crowders' who 'stormed' at the gate before boarding

Tinx then lashed out at the 'gate crowders' who 'stormed' at the gate before boarding

Tinx then lashed out at the ‘gate crowders’ who ‘stormed’ at the gate before boarding

Finally, the influencer explained her anger at the other passengers who are “bastards” when it comes to the overhead lockers.

“It always amazes me with the bins because it’s very simple, just don’t be an asshole.

“Put your overstuffed road bag and your ugly little personal item in the seat in front of you.”

Fellow frequent flyers also shared their reservations about overhead lockers, with one user stating that they “despise people who put their carry-ons upstairs on row three and sit in row 50,” and another user adding that the space above the head was too full [them] every time.’

Looks like Tinx isn’t alone in her thinking either, as other users offered up even more flying fake breaks that get under their skin.

Survey

Are YOU guilty of this flying faux pas?

  • Yes 26 votes
  • no 258 votes

Many users knocked down those who got up as soon as the plane landed.

One user said, “What about those who, once the plane has stopped and the seatbelt sign is off, run to the front of the plane.”

Other users continued to complain about the behavior that gives them the ‘ick’.

One user commented, “What about the people walking back and forth in the aisle trying to pick a seat that suits their preference while other people are boarding?”

“People who lean all the way on your lap when they’re flying on a bus,” another user added.

“Kicking the seat backs, being overly talkative when I clearly don’t want to talk, chewing with my mouth open, clapping when the plane lands,” one user wrote

And it seems there are even more flying faux pas than Tinx listed as a travel site. Wunder Lust alone surveyed 1,5000 frequent flyers and asked what was the most annoying problem they faced.

According to the study, those fliers who kick your seat while you’re in the air topped the list, passengers who exhaled bad odors came in second, and noisy and unruly passengers came in third.

While she has yet to release it, Tinx has said she will post a part two explaining the “worst” traveler behavior.

Tinx’s video has added further fuel to the fire of the airplane seat debate – and comes after a Reddit user brought the topic to the forefront of the conversation when he asked if he was an ‘a**hole’ for refusing switching seats for a family to sit together, after a mother refused to swap her seat for a family after DailyMail.com columnist Jaci Stephen offered her thoughts on the subject.

Earlier this month, another Reddit user shared her experience traveling with passengers exhibiting unusual behavior.

Reddit user Emily Kauai of Florida divided people on social media after she shared a photo of her squished in her seat because the man sitting next to her had spread his legs so wide she had no room for herself.

In the photo, shared under the Well That Sucks thread, the unnamed man was seen sitting with his legs spread on a recent Southwest Airlines flight.

Her photo sparked discussion as many users criticized the unknown man for his disrespectful and rude behavior, while others defended him claiming that tall people have no choice but to spread their limbs on flights.

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