A traveller has been heavily criticised on social media for the place the decided to take a nap at a busy airport gate.

The woman was snapped snoozing on the floor in front of the chairs, but blocking two seats - resulting in her being labelled "inconsiderate".

The photo was posted on the Instagram page travelcreeps with the caption: "Becky, 24 yr old "influencer" takes a moment to reflect and enjoy the stares she's getting from her followers by selfishly taking up two seats" and has been inundated with comments.

A number of people complained that the traveller was "disrespectful"

One person wrote: "I would of stepped over her and sat down, how disrespectful is so bad on many levels".

And another agreed: "I agree, I would just say "excuse me" I am about to sit on the seat so unless you want my feet on your body I would suggest you move".

Couple waiting for flight at the airport due to delays
One person said: "I would just say "excuse me" I am about to sit on the seat so unless you want my feet on your body I would suggest you move"

But others defended her, with one person saying: "If anyone wanted a seat they could've asked her to move so no one wanted a seat".

Another adding: "It's obvious no one wanted a seat if u [SIC] look theres other empty seats they could have asked her to move".

And a third said: "Damn, she is tired, let her get some rest. There are plenty other seats".

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But, this isn't the first time an airport passenger has been shamed.

Two passenger were caught getting a little too cosy on their flight, which has been branded ' jetflix and chill '.

The picture shows a woman kissing a man whilst straddling him - definitely bedroom behaviour - in the middle of a busy flight.