And the most annoying passenger on the plane is …

Here we go again. Expedia is out with yet another survey on the most annoying passengers on a plane.

It’s a predictable effort to capitalize on the upcoming holiday travel season (here’s last year’s survey and the 2013 poll).
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Do-good passenger slams elite seatmate in open letter

minneapolis airport“I’m sorry your Silver Elite status on Northwest Airlines didn’t qualify you for a first-class upgrade on your recent flight from New York to Minneapolis,” Kevin Winge quips. “All of us, your fellow passengers, shared in the incredulity you expressed so vocally to the gate agent when informed that you would be flying coach.”

Winge is the executive director of Open Arms of Minnesota, a nonprofit organization that provides nutritious meals to people living with diseases, so he knows a thing or two about entitlement. And I think he’s succeeded in writing an open letter that could apply to every annoying airline passenger we’ve ever shared a plane with.
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Surprise! Screaming babies on planes isn’t your top annoyance, says survey

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What could be worse that screaming babies on a plane? Screaming babies in a movie theater, according to a new survey by Baby Orajel teething pain medicine.

Asked in which of the following situations would you least like to encounter a crying baby, a majority — 56 percent — answered “movie theater.”  About a quarter (22 percent) said on a plane, with the balance going to a religious function (12 percent) and restaurant (10 percent).
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