Vacations are all about relaxation, fun, and adventure, but traveling pet peeves have a way of getting on our nerves. Those “little annoyances” can really ruin your travel experience or the whole getaway itself! Here are some of the most common Canadian travel pet peeves based on our knowledge and research.
Money doesn’t grow on trees, and most travelers save up to finally go on that tropical getaway they deserve! Look closely on that price breakdown, especially those “package offers”. Take necessary steps to avoid paying an extra fee for your bag, for taxes, etc. Unexpected costs and hidden fees are one of Canadians top pet peeves.
Imagine having to wake up in the wee hours of the morning for that 5 AM flight. After arriving at the airport an hour before your flight, you're informed that your flight is delayed. Arg! Sometimes, flight times can be outrageous!
Whether it’s in the airport, inside the plane, during your trip, or on your way home, rude employees can really surprise you, and not in a good way. Those who don’t even look or smile at you, those who make you wait a significant time without saying a word, and those who even raise their voice at you. Poor customer service is definitely one of Canadian's top pet peeves.
These include overhead bin and armrest hoggers, seat-switchers, excessive recliners, and kickers. Not to mention proper attire on a flight (like keeping shoes on), those who litter, and won’t give you some peace and quiet. Airplane etiquette is important to all to keep the peace.
Another one of those things that annoy you the most are those who have a lot to say, out loud! You find them in the airport, counters, in the airplane, or even at your destination. No matter their status in life, there are people who whine about not wanting to wait, react rudely because they don’t agree about something or kick up a fuss in a superior way.
There can be times you wish you weren’t staying on the same floor as those on Spring Break or on a Bachelor/Bachelorette Party?. That is why accommodations are one of the things that can make or break your trip. Hotels can’t guarantee everything like spacious rooms (not unless you paid for a suite). Plus, it can get pretty crowded during holiday times at the main attractions. You can encounter those who hog lounge chairs by the pool or the beach. How about waiting by the elevator of extended lengths of time? Or having no choice about being around people who smoke?
I’m sure everyone experienced has experienced this from time to time. Even when not traveling! Don’t you just hate those who think they’re so sleek by cutting in front of others, and feel like no one else notices as long as they don’t look?
A small bag of peanuts and a soda is generally expected during your flight, but another pet peeve, is when it's not offered or you have to pay extra for it. Wifi as well is generally expected to be included in the airport and at most accommodations, which makes non-included expected perks another pet peeve on this list.
These are just some of the hassles for travelers and most Canadians. So whenever you’re traveling, be prepared and anticipate what can happen wherever you go. As a traveler, we all have responsibilities to avoid creating any of these annoyances, even if you keep experiencing them from someone else. Be the change!