FRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2325 posts, RR: 10 Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 12377 times:
It is quite common among the passengers to take off their shoes and socks on a long flight in order to relax. When you should really start getting worried is when the pilot and FO start doing it as well!
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I personally see no problem with this, but if it was in close proximity of me and their feet stunk, I'd ask them to put their shoes on! He's paid to travel first, I'd be less than happy if I was told I wasn't allowed to have naked feet!
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LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12695 posts, RR: 13 Reply 18, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 11722 times:
It isn't uncommon for someone to take their shoes off while on a long flight and if trying to get some sleep. Bare feet are a bit rude though and it could be offensive to people of some faiths to show all or part of your feet like that. More importantly, they could smell. At least use the slippers and if on a long flight consider wearing surgical/compression socks to reduce DVT risks.
KabAir From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 245 posts, RR: 2 Reply 19, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 11614 times:
Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 18): it could be offensive to people of some faiths to show all or part of your feet like that
And we wouldn't want that! I'm all for civility towards people of all faiths, but good gravy if you lived trying to make sure you NEVER offended ANYONE of ANY faith, you wouldn't ever be able to go out of your house. There are lines, but feet? C'mon, give me a break!
wow, there sure are a lot of expert economists on this forum....
Bugdriver From Antigua and Barbuda, joined Aug 2005, 6 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 11350 times:
I guess it depends where you live, here in the caribbean many people wear sandals, flip flops etc., so the feet will be exposed, but never would you see a male who is wearing shoes take them off during the flight. In the northern parts of the world I can understand the disdain if one were to take off one's shoes after the feet have been trapped in them for hours.
Blrsea From India, joined May 2005, 1325 posts, RR: 3 Reply 23, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 11287 times:
Quoting Bugdriver (Reply 21): I guess it depends where you live, here in the caribbean many people wear sandals, flip flops etc., so the feet will be exposed
Yup, depends on where you live. In many countries, especially in hot climates, people don't wear shoes regularly. In India, many people just wear sandals most of the time. And they remove their sandals or slippers as we call them as soon as they sit down in car/bus/train/aircrafts. It would be bad if people who wear shoes 8-10 hours continously, especially in hot weather remove thier shoes. It would stink then. But if people aren't wearing shoes, doesn't matter.