With business travel largely grounded, airlines report that it’s largely once a year flyers in the skies. There’s even a surprisingly low portion of passengers who belong to a frequent flyer program. Delta, American, and United are beginning to resemble U.K. holiday airlines full of package tourists. And they haven’t all gotten the memo about how to behave on a plane
or in polite company.
You’d think the worst thing you might do on a plane is stick your bare beet up on the bulkhead, but trust me it’s not. Now if there’s one thing that sets people off, it’s bare feet on a plane. In Russia one passenger actually stabbed another over bare smelly feet.
I’m sure there are pretty feet out there, one American Airlines flight attendant sells photos of hers online. But for all of you first time leisure travels out there,
- Keep your shoes on.
- If you take your shoes off, keep your socks on.
- If you take your socks off, keep your feet in your own space.
This last point is super important. Do not put your feet out into the aisle. Don’t go barefoot into the lavatory. Don’t stick your feet in between the arm rests of the row in front of you. And don’t stick them out so someone can massage them, either. Wait.. what?
Every basic warning exists because someone has done it before, like Mitt Romney ironing his clothes while wearing them. But an inflight foot massage in economy? This may be the worst thing I’ve ever seen on a plane.
This is a whole new entry in ‘what’s grosser than gross?’