Study: Biggest holiday season travel annoyances

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- With more than 100 million Americans expected to travel this holiday season, the possibility emerges for crowded highways, airports and public transportation systems.

The busiest traveling day before Christmas could be Thursday, according to AAA. In wake of much-anticipated commutes, a study from Genfare outlines some of the most common traveling annoyances.

Around 2,000 Americans offered insight into how Americans cope with hectic transportation over the holiday season.

When flying on a plane, passengers say the top annoyance is having their seats kicked. More than half the people surveyed said having their seats kicked was an annoyance, while around a quarter of people were also disturbed with crying babies and body odor on flights.

For those who use public transportation, the biggest traveling disturbance was listening to others talking loudly on the phone. Around 54 percent of people surveyed considered that the top disturbance, followed by body odor at 41 percent and people who play music without headphones at 29 percent.

On road trips with family and friends, 44 percent of people say the largest concern is aggressive driving. Around 32 percent of surveyed travelers also say talking on the phone is an annoyance, while 31 percent of people are also disturbed riding in a dirty car.

For the complete study and tips on coping with holiday travel disturbances, click here​.