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12 horrible things passengers have done while flying

INSIDER Logo By Talia Lakritz of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 13: 
  Some passengers have confused emergency exit door handles for
  handrails.
  
  Others have been filmed slapping gate agents or calling other
  passengers names.
  
  One man was photographed removing his pants, shoes, and socks
  on a flight.
  

  Getting lost, 
  navigating language barriers, and 
  spending too much of a foreign currency are part of the
  experience of 
  being a tourist. But making a major mistake while flying can
  have consequences for everyone on board.

  First-time flyers, superstitious travelers, and passengers who
  have 
  simply reached the end of their rope have caused everything
  from flight delays to cancellations.

  Here are 12 times
  that passengers have reportedly caused trouble.

  • Some passengers have confused emergency exit door handles for handrails.
  • Others have been filmed slapping gate agents or calling other passengers names.
  • One man was photographed removing his pants, shoes, and socks on a flight.

Getting lost, navigating language barriers, and spending too much of a foreign currency are part of the experience of being a tourist. But making a major mistake while flying can have consequences for everyone on board.

First-time flyers, superstitious travelers, and passengers who have simply reached the end of their rope have caused everything from flight delays to cancellations.

Here are 12 times that passengers have reportedly caused trouble.

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