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Putting Your Feet Up On Bulkhead Wall  
User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3108 posts, RR: 9
Posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 11499 times:

Why, oh why do so many people put their feet (at times without socks) up on the bulkead wall? It's so vulgar!


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User currently offlineJetJeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1430 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 11476 times:

I primarley use my Knees believe it or not on long flights across country, esp in a 737. i have seen ladies put their feet up there as well Those first rows there is really no place to move you feet around. I flew a while back am America west from Phx to Mem in an rj on the first row window.. Talk about a clausterphobic feeling. I could have put my feet on the no smokeing sign and not been comfortable..

On a night flight if no one is in front of me i fold the front to seats forward flat and put my legs up for a few hours.. No one has ever said anything yet



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User currently offlineDeltajet757 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 11472 times:

i was on an AA flight on christmas day (AA 39) to HNL and the people behind the bulkhead had their feet on the wall. The FA's told them to put their feet down but as soon as they left the people put their feet up again. It doesn't bother me as long as they have socks on, but bare feet are disgusting.

-DeltaJet757



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User currently offlineWhappeh From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1562 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 11455 times:

It depends on how full the flight is, etc for me. I've put my feet up there before, but not like 2/3rds of the way up the wall. I'm a tall guy, and it seems to fit me perfectly to just put my feet right above the magazine holder on some long flights to get some sleep. I'll only do that though if I have the row to my self (which is once every what, 10,000 flights). It is rude to do when people are around.


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User currently offlineBrettFromCLT From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 11398 times:

I wouldn't do it without wearing shoes. That's part of the benefit of the bulkhead seat if your legs are the right length but without shoes and especially without socks - yuck.

User currently offlineA332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 11351 times:

Why do passengers do a lot of stupid things?

- barefeet up on the walls
- unbuckling of seatbelts before the aircraft gets to the gate
- moving about the cabin during turbulence
- etc, etc, etc.

Answer: people are rude, dumb, ignorant, or a combination of items.



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User currently offlineHBJZA From Switzerland, joined Jan 2006, 376 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 11315 times:

And it always seems that only people with smelly feet would go aroud barefoot or with socks ! Have you notice that ? When I worked as an F/A, sometimes the smell of some people's feet was so unbearable that we had to tell them to put their shoes on again !!! When they were sleeping, we used to spray their feet with the toilet deodorant, great fun indeed.

User currently offlineJetJeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1430 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 11315 times:

What kills me is all the idiots that jump up before we even hit the gate and start grabbing things like its a race to get off the plane,,, and the fools stand there for another 5 or 10 minutes waiting on a jetway and the door to open...

I just sit and wait for them to get out of there,,, I guess if someone opened a door on taxing these kooks would be jumping out running to the gate like another 10 minutes on the parking meter is going to kill someone..



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User currently offlineThePalauan From Guam, joined Oct 2006, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 11207 times:

Quoting Zrs70 (Thread starter):
Why, oh why do so many people put their feet (at times without socks) up on the bulkead wall?

It's the closest to a recliner seat if you're in economy class sans the fancy meal and fully-reclined seatback. Personally, I try to avoid bulkheads just because the last person I sat next to in a row like that wore sandals and they stank like the funk your cafeteria lady has the nerve to call the "mystery meat."

Oh how I shudder at outrageous B.O.!!  footinmouth   faint 



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User currently offlineMiami1 From Australia, joined Feb 2001, 706 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 11197 times:

It is vile. Simple. As is changing infants in the seat or on tray tables. Nappies in seat pockets. The list goes on... and on...

User currently offlinePilotdude09 From Australia, joined May 2005, 1777 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 11150 times:

Quoting A332 (Reply 5):
Why do passengers do a lot of stupid things?

- barefeet up on the walls
- unbuckling of seatbelts before the aircraft gets to the gate
- moving about the cabin during turbulence
- etc, etc, etc.

Answer: people are rude, dumb, ignorant, or a combination of items.

That is a great summaray of the general public who travel, they have no idea!



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User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 10983 times:

Quoting BrettFromCLT (Reply 4):
I wouldn't do it without wearing shoes.

However, wearing the shoes and putting your feet up against the bulkhead also leaves black marks. Are you going to clean those marks off?

My solution is simple.....whatever your flight length, wear footwear that is the most comfortable. If you MUST take your shoes off, ensure that your feet are clean, freshly washed (and dried properly), socks clean if you must wear them...and deodorized.



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 10783 times:

Quoting Zrs70 (Thread starter):
why do so many people put their feet (at times without socks) up on the bulkead wall

Because they are pigs, they weren't raised properly, and they likely put their feet up on their walls at home as well.

 irked 


User currently offlineGeorgiaAME From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 953 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 10760 times:

Quoting Deltajet757 (Reply 2):
The FA's told them to put their feet down but as soon as they left the people put their feet up again.

Reasons why flying First is expensive: a) you don't want to be anywhere near those people, b)the airlines KNOW you don't want to be anywhre near those people, and c) someone has to pay the cleaning bills.

Since I don't tolerate my kids putting their feet on my furniture at home, and have no compunctions against reprimanding the vulgar behavior, I have no problem telling that rare patient to get his feet off my office furniture. I'm lucky, however, in that once you insult them, they very rarely come back for a second visit. Unfortunately, with bargain airfares, some people, and I use the term loosely, just don't get the message, and apparently do return.

I'm not certain which is more disgusting: feet on the bulkhead, or armpit hair winking through the tank-top. Either way, I'm looking forward to an improved Delta first product.



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User currently onlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4374 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 10736 times:

It all comes down to be taught at any age; what is public, what is private?
I have witnessed a man in his twenties to do an even worse act; he put his bare feet up on the headrest of the seat in front of him (it was an empty seat, but..) on a AA flight from Santiago, Dom.Rep. to JFK in first class.
Another example will be people putting their carry-on bags, and put their feet up on them at the bulkhead seats on transatlantic flights just to block people and especially kids running laps inside the plane. I understand this one.


User currently offlineJamman From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 10719 times:

Quoting A332 (Reply 5):
Answer: people are rude, dumb, ignorant, or a combination of items.

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I'd just make some of these people fly AA between ORD and MAN, the professional, older and slighty scary crew would have whipped them into shape!

Regards,
James.



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User currently offlineCVGpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 588 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 10301 times:

Quoting Pilotdude09 (Reply 10):
Quoting A332 (Reply 5):
Why do passengers do a lot of stupid things?

- bare feet up on the walls
- unbuckling of seat belts before the aircraft gets to the gate
- moving about the cabin during turbulence
- etc, etc, etc.

Answer: people are rude, dumb, ignorant, or a combination of items.

That is a great summary of the general public who travel, they have no idea!

- One of the most accurate statements I've seen around here in a while, well said...  airplane 



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User currently offlineBillReid From Netherlands, joined Jun 2006, 981 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 10119 times:

Its simple rude and ignorant to call any customer anything negative within our service industry.

Get over it.



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User currently offlineBphendri From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 10118 times:

But technically it's the wearing of socks and or shoes that make your feel smelly in the first place.

The bacteria, and fungus that grow between your toes only do so in warm, moist, and dark inviroments plus sweat, is what causes foot order.

Wearing open toed shoes, or taking your socks off completely eliminate this.


User currently offlineAirTran717 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 746 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 10062 times:

How would you like it if I came to your home and rubbed my ass or feet all over your wall, clothed or socked or not? I spent more time in a plane than at home while I was a flight attendant. I considered the plane my home. Keep all your body parts off the bulkhead walls. They are not there for foot rests. Didn't your mothers teach you manners? LOL

User currently offlineBphendri From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 10010 times:

Quoting AirTran717 (Reply 19):
How would you like it if I came to your home and rubbed my ass or feet all over your wall, clothed or socked or not? I spent more time in a plane than at home while I was a flight attendant.

Well that would depend...

If it was a female flight attendant, and what where we doing that got her bare ass or feet on my wall? More then likely I wouldn't mind.

Why do airlines have to put that row of seats behind the bulkhead anyways, esp on something like a 737.


User currently offlinePanAmOldDC8 From Barbados, joined Dec 2006, 960 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 9959 times:

Quoting JetJeanes (Reply 7):
What kills me is all the idiots that jump up before we even hit the gate and start grabbing things like its a race to get off the plane,,, and the fools stand there for another 5 or 10 minutes waiting on a jetway and the door to open...

And then spend 30 minutes getting through customs and immigration. It seems that the first ones off the flight are the last ones to get their luggage, it makes me laugh every time I fly international. After a long flight the last thing I want to do is to rush off the flight, take your time and you will get there just as fast. Just like people who speed past you and you see them at the next red light.



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User currently offlineArcrftLvr From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 825 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 9906 times:

Quoting JetJeanes (Reply 7):
What kills me is all the idiots that jump up before we even hit the gate and start grabbing things like its a race to get off the plane,,, and the fools stand there for another 5 or 10 minutes waiting on a jetway and the door to open...

The best is when someone from the back starts pushing/shoving aside people in the rows in front of them, so they can get off before everyone else....I've always thought about tripping them as they make their way down the aisle, but I don't want to get sued...

I also love when people stand in the aisle and talk on their cell phone, arrange and re-arrange items in the overhead bins, all during boarding. You all have to understand that the world revolves around these people...


User currently offlineCVGpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 588 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 9638 times:

Quoting BillReid (Reply 17):
Its simple rude and ignorant to call any customer anything negative within our service industry.

Get over it.

- Wow and that is now some of the dumbest shit I have seen around here in a while... Bummer for me, my high and low in the same thread. I knew it could not last for to long. I guess the airlines need to issuing flight attendants bone saws for in-polite pax...  Smile



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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 62
Reply 24, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 9378 times:
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You know, the nice thing is, not many here are sticking up for the 'bulkheadfeetpeople.' Nice.

Quoting Deltajet757 (Reply 2):
It doesn't bother me as long as they have socks on, but bare feet are disgusting.

Even the socks, a bit iffy IHMO.

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 12):
Because they are pigs, they weren't raised properly, and they likely put their feet up on their walls at home as well

Dead on. yep.

Quoting GeorgiaAME (Reply 13):
Since I don't tolerate my kids putting their feet on my furniture at home, and have no compunctions against reprimanding the vulgar behavior, I have no problem telling that rare patient to get his feet off my office furniture. I'm lucky, however, in that once you insult them, they very rarely come back for a second visit.

But isn't that funny? You aren't insulting them and yet some of them are so insulted!

You know, that's happened to me a few times too. A few of them got the hint and apologized but one gal came back the next year and pulled the same stunt. I having my wife's grandmother knit a seat cover for the exam chairs I sit on. That might drop a hint.

Some people are slobs.



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25 Nzrich : And my big pet hate is passengers putting feet on the armrest in front or on the headrest in front ...YUKKKKKK .. I always make people put their feet
26 Post contains images Curmudgeon : I agree Bill...Whenever I kick someone off the airplane, I try to do so in a manner that Positively conveys the contempt in which I hold them and the
27 Planesarecool : I don't do it myself, but i don't see why people need to complain. You don't eat off the wall, you don't rest your head on the wall (the bulkhead), yo
28 Goomba : I have to admit, sometimes I put my socked feet up on the bulkhead wall just to stretch for a few and then right back down again. It really helps stre
29 CanadianNorth : The good old hurry up and wait. I agree 100%; the faster you get off, the longer you'll have to wait. As for the feet issue: Feet in shoes, shoes on
30 RIXrat : Feet on wall. I've not actually seen it, but I have seen passengers trying to debark an aircraft before it is blocked. It seems like mass hysteria, be
31 Cchan : Usually a sudden and fast recline of the seat back will do their offensive leg the justice.
32 PlanenutzTB : Must be a slow news day on A-net. I would file this thread under IDGS (I don't give a s***). The bulkhead seats are the most uncomfortable on a plane,
33 Fpofllflyboi : Ha, they should make the bulkhead out of aluminum (without padding) and have the the cold outside air refrigerate the wall. That way they'll have "Toe
34 Skaggs : The worst I saw was some fat dude on AA in F, no socks, feet on bulkhead (asile seat) and reading a soft core porn mag, holding it so the 5 rows behin
35 UKCO : If this is such a problem as many here are claiming then airlines could have quite easily put up a sign asking people not to put their feet on the wal
36 IAirAllie : If you have shoes on and are carefull not to leave dirt of scuff marks who gives a crap.
37 Post contains images Jafa39 : ANZ don't mind if you do this on long-haul as it lessens the chance of DVT (and a lawsuit for same). I have slept with my feet in the window on AKL-LA
38 Skydrol : Likely the same folks who put their feet on the dashboard of a car while seated in the passenger seat. This seems to become more and more popular. Is
39 Post contains images AsstChiefMark : Just give the violators a book filled with photos of lice, ticks, and other human parasites, and the damage they inflict the human body (sometimes reg
40 UKCO : Isn't it the case dear Physician, that slobs and those that have such a hard time tolerating them (i.e. anal retentives) aren't so dissimilar... don'
41 Post contains images Lincoln : Oh My God! He may get off the plane before I do! Charge! I think it's the same mentality that causes the fist fights outside of wedding aparrel store
42 Post contains images Zippyjet : Not if they're high arched hotties footsies! My feelings: respect what your flight crew say/request. There are a lot worse things in the churlish beh
43 PavlovsDog : The thought of sharing air and all the crap in it with 250-450 people on 10 hour flights is a lot worse an idea to me than people putting their socks
44 PanAmOldDC8 : Couldn't agree with you more. You are there to have an enjoyable flight not make the poor Stews work their backsides off. I have seen people in First
45 Zippyjet : They do it in the plebian section plenty of times. Especially Northeasterner travelers. Miss we'a weady to owrda!And that is complete with snapping m
46 ClearedDirect : ...or how about this? What I have been seeing a lot lately is people who come on board and immediately put their carry-ons in an overheard bin (up fro
47 Ual-fan : They are trailer trash. People should behave on a plane as if they are a guest in someone elses house. Respect the Airlines property and the people ar
48 Planesarecool : If i went to somebody's house and put my feet on the wall, they'd probably tell me remove them. If i put my feet on the wall on an aircraft, they pro
49 Post contains images Thegooddoctor : I understand not calling them anything negative to their face, but any service industry has to deal with the same stupid people - I don't think it's
50 Post contains images PlanenutzTB : Feet on a bulkhead wall are the least of my concerns on a flight. Breathing the same air is a concern. Also how about that person sitting near you co
51 Jafa39 : This reminds me, in real life I hardly ever meet anyone who is constantly coughing and sneezing, but on every long-haul I have ever flown there is so
52 Letsgetwet : If you really believe that planes have their bulkheads scrubbed after every flight, you are very naive!
53 OA260 : I dont really have a problem with it as long as the person has clean socks and has recently had a shower. It is however disgusting to do it if they ha
54 Post contains images Travatl : Feet on the bulkheads are why we had to remove the upholstered leather from said bulkheads on our 717s. It was becoming stretched, and was literally c
55 Letsgetwet : I only take off my shoes if I have slippers to put on. If I don't have any, I keep my feet on top of my shoes. The floor of passenger planes is disqus
56 Post contains images F9Animal : PUKE!!! I hate feet as it is, so this thread is making me sick! Maybe I was tortured as a baby, or they just do not look appealing to me at all. I co
57 BosWashSprStar : Lest you think this practice is confined to the horribly unsophisticated, I once saw Hillary Clinton take off her shoes and put her stockinged feet up
58 Spartanmjf : It is a tacky practice by people who do not have the common courtesy or sense of decorum for which one would hope. The same applies to passengers wear
59 Threepoint : Are you implying that the battleaxe is NOT horribly unsophisticated? You have hit on my pet peeve in airlines. By all means, when the seatbelt sign h
60 HAWK21M : Pls elaborate. Thats Amusing Everytime it happens.Dumb people. regds MEL
61 Jamake1 : I steal the unused booties out of used amenity kits for precisely this reason. Without saying one word, I present them to the customer and usually my
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