Annoying Personas When You Travel

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Annoying Personas When You Travel

February 26, 2018

People Who Make Traveling Harder

This post is meant to be comical, slightly satirical and of course, very in line with the everyday world of traveling. When I mean travel, I am specifically talking about the individuals on planes, in airports and throughout that awful journey to your next vacation. This is the biggest reality of travel that people seem to overlook. Let's dive into the various personas.

1. The Talkers

You know who you are. Especially some east coasters. If I have headphones on, I’m not looking to socialize with a stranger that moment. I spend so many hours socializing with the world everyday, and likely I'm focusing on an email, video, blog post, so on and so forth. I am definitely not the person trying to make a new friend on the plane. Unless you're a comedian. Then I'd love to be friends.

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2. Coughers. 

Honestly as soon as the door closes and we leave the gate, everyone and their mothers starts coughing. It’s almost in unison in the beginning and then someone in row 19 coughs, then row 11, and then row 3. It’s like a musicial affair but with disgusting phlegm coughs. Someone legitimately just lost their breath from coughing (yes I am writing this post as I sit here on the plane.) I’m not sure what you’re sick with, but please wear a mask or don’t travel. I’m not trying to get sick because you don't have any courtesy or respect for those of us who are healthy.

3. Babies. 

I used to be so ignorant when it came to babies. To some degree, I still am. I understand babies have to come on trips sometimes, but most of them are suffering and not having a good time. I know their ears are popping, they’re feeling queasy, poopy etc. I've learned that the baby is stressing the mom out more than the baby is stressing us out but it’s still a thing on planes. While I'm not categorizing babies into the annoying persona, I do think we need baby pods where babies can play and enjoy their time on planes rather than be miserable sitting on a lap cramped with strangers. In my opinion, planes need to rethink the layout to ensure babies and moms are more comfortable.

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In this photo, I am rocking a black coat and jeans.

4.  The Secret Farter. 

You’ve all experienced this. It’s a horrible person who continues to fart time and time again on the flight. Can you please get up and go to the bathroom? We don’t all need to suffer because you decided to eat a bean burrito for breakfast. Go to the bathroom man. 

5. The Chomper. 

I despise when people chew loud around me. It actually makes my skin crawl. When you’re doing it in my ear as I’m trying to sleep or read or work on the plane, I may or may not punch you in the throat. Chew less loud and eat faster. 

6. The Loud One. 

This person is just loud and annoying in general. Usually a busy body that has to be shuffling around through a purse, backpack and doing 6 things at once. You are obnoxious. Stop crinkling your peanut package, just please stop making noise. Plane time is sleepy and relax time, and we don’t need your chaotic energy stirring us all up. 

7. Smelly Food Carriers 

Most of these just require a little mindfulness from people. I don’t bring my McDonald’s on a plane because I don’t want to be a dick and make the entire plane smell like chemical fries. To each their own, but this is something that makes me so annoyed especially if I didn't have time to grab food because of a tight connection.

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This is a shot of me amongst New York City traffic rocking a black coat and jeans.

Ok, so who did I miss I'd love to hear some of your horror stories while flying!

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I hardly travel but I did travel last year and the one thing that got to me is the odor.I have a sensitive scent of smell so I could smell everything on that plane :/

I’ve definately experienced so many of these! I would love if airplanes provided better accommodations for little traveler. It would make everyone’s lives better.

I had a situation on a plane when I kid insisted to get off the place when were flying over Atlantic Ocean. He was nice little boy at the airport, but on a plane changed.The worst thing he was shouting that he wants to get off the plane right now the whole flight, so that one passenger lost his patience and said “Really”.

How about the loungers?? They seem to take up so much space, and even stick their feet through the armchairs, so the person in front of them gets a nice foot on their armrest. Has happened to me, and I am too much of a pushover to tell them to move it!

Kekeke! I laughed the entire time I was reading. HaHa you were so spot on with each comical entry. The talkers, don’t you just love their interviewing skills? Nope,I am the one with the neck pillow and blanket who can fall asleep like a kid in a car but once I meet a cool cat who gave me tickets to the Bruno Mars concert. So I guess he paid me for the 50 questions and now we are friends.

This was such a funny post to read. Can you believe that I have never traveled on a plane? I do know that there are people like this out there even not on planes though 😛

Loved your post. And I agree with you – there should be a baby pod, please. I hope somebody out there is listening.

At least there someone who understands. Sometime I like “the talkers” because they can brighten the mood but sometimes when I’m lost or anxious at a new place I enjoy silence, as it helps me relax. Thanks for this post, this list is great.

Oh I just laughed out loud so hard. My boyfriend hates when people on planes, movies, things like that start randomly chatting (I am this way so it doesn’t bug me) but it annoys him the whole flight. The smelly food is the one that I just CAN’T. One flight a lady brought a whole breakfast buffet on board and then the lady behind me proceeded to state ever smell it smelled like the whole 2 HR flight – NO!

I travel almost everyday and encountered everyone of this personas. It’s really annoying at first but i got used to it as time past by.

You look gorgeous in your outfit. I really adore your booties and your cute bag. and some of your points punch me in the face. LOL!!!

This really made me laugh! I am a mom of kids and I do my best to keep them quiet because I understand! But there is only so much you can do!

I just think disrepectful people are usually not fun to be around in a plane. I’ve kind of gotten use to babies because frankly I’m not a parent so I dont know the true struggle they go through. But I cant deal with loud mouths I literally have to hike up my headphones to mute them.