A survey of more than 700 international cabin crew members, from 85 countries by Skyscanner has revealed their perfect airline passenger - a European male in his 30s who travels alone for pleasure rather than business, and is seated in Economy.

For cabin crew operating in UK airspace, it’s English men who are overwhelmingly voted as perfect passenger, with more than half the vote, while men from Wales were deemed the least favourite passengers amongst British travellers.

According to the survey, the biggest gripe for a quarter of cabin crew (26%) is passengers who click their fingers at them to get their attention. Other annoying habits at 30,000ft include the scramble to leave the plane before the seat belt signs are switched off (13%), passengers trying to cram too much hand baggage in the overhead lockers (11%) and one in ten say their pet peeve is when passengers talk through the safety demonstration, suggesting that many frequent flyers do not pay attention in spite of increasing requests by cabin staff to do so. Stuffing rubbish in the seat compartments (7%) also completed the list of cabin crew gripes.

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