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New study reveals biggest holiday travel annoyances

Posted at 9:49 AM, Dec 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-28 10:49:13-05

Connecting with loved ones during the holiday can be heartwarming, but the journey to get there can be anything but warm and fuzzy.

A new study by Digital Third Coast shows how people are coping with busy holiday travel, and the things that will always make traveling a pain.

The top five travel annoyances for flights include: getting seat kicked, crying children, body odor, talkative passengers and inattentive parents.

According to the study it takes an average of three hours before a passenger begins to get uncomfortable on a flight.

How are passengers coping with the discomfort? Sixty-four percent of passengers gave the OK on taking shoes off, 20 percent even said it was fine to remove socks. Other coping methods include sleeping pills and wearing headphones to drown out other passengers' snoring.

The top annoyances for public transportation vary slightly: talking loud on the phone, body odor, playing music without headphones, taking up seats with bags and people not giving up seats for elderly passengers.