These are the worst aeroplane passenger traits - are you guilty of any of them?

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TRAVELLING by plane is one of the most popular forms of transport, with 126.2 million passengers taking to the skies last year. However, the difference between a good flight and a travel nightmare can be in the hands of your fellow passenger. So what is it that makes a good seatmate?

PUBLISHED: 20:21, Fri, Nov 1, 2019 | UPDATED: 20:43, Fri, Nov 1, 2019

Air travel is one of the fastest and usually most efficient methods of travelling around the world. It also seems to grow in popularity every year, with 126.2 million Britons taking to the skies last year alone, according to data from the international trade body for aviation. However, plane journeys can rapidly go from good to bad, often through no fault of the airline. In fact, it is fellow passengers who can be the ones deciding how enjoyable a flight is.

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From loud eating to inappropriate , plane passengers around the world have their own portfolio of negative experiences onboard flights.

Luckily, travel experts from The Points Guy UK have chimed in to offer their opinion on what separates heavenly passengers from their hellish counterparts.

Some of the biggest culprits for causing cabin discomfort are exposed toes, in-flight grooming and a general disregard for those around them.

When it comes to peeling socks off mid-flight, a spokesperson from The Points Guy UK said: “Feet can be pretty gross. We totally get why you might want to take your shoes off, especially during a long-haul flight, but please at least keep your socks on!”

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Flights: Bad passengerFlights: The Points Guy UK reveal their opinion on what makes a "bad" passenger (Image: Getty Images)

Indeed, passenger complaints regarding feet are pretty common, with many posts on Instagram account @PassengerShaming being dedicated to this very thing.

One passenger recently posted a photograph of a couple who were using their tray table as a footrest.

While one traveller had their sock-clad feet on the table, the other kept their shoes on.

One Instagram user commented on the post saying: “I fly enough to crave comfort yet I'd NEVER stick my feet on those trays because I'm completely aware that other people use them to hold food, or reading material, or even their heads if they're napping.”

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