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What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Wed Jan 02, 2002 4:28 pm



Is it a common sight? Especially in Royal Executive Class (Biz class) of TG. Legs up...not so nice is it? And he left his leg like that the whole flight. He didnt eat anything except some wine.

Picture courtesy of me.....not of good quality tho. Captured 22 Dec 01 on the flight BKK-SGN on A300-600

 
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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Wed Jan 02, 2002 4:34 pm

Lucky you!

At least, you were 100% sure that he has no explosives in his shoes...

I think that next FAA regulation will be that all passengers should travel the same way as this guy in your pic.

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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Wed Jan 02, 2002 4:40 pm

if his feet don't stink, why be anal?

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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Wed Jan 02, 2002 4:46 pm

Oh man...so sorry. That's so tacky, especially with the shoes off.

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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Wed Jan 02, 2002 5:10 pm

Unfortunately, TG's extremely low prices for biz class on regional flights tend to attract the classless - of which this guy is a classic example.

Gross.
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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Wed Jan 02, 2002 5:29 pm

Yes, it's gross! But I have even watched pax clip their nails during the flight!!!! Some people have no manners.....
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Wed Jan 02, 2002 5:33 pm

You can see that every day on a Hong Kong bus or train !!
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Wed Jan 02, 2002 6:17 pm

Whilst flying TG from BKK to FRA in Nov 1996, I have seen a woman passenger use the hot towel to clean all the spaces between her ten toes!!!

I only hope that airlines do really clean their towels thoroughly.

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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Wed Jan 02, 2002 7:48 pm

Why not? If he's paid for the seat then he can do what he feels like. Did this justify a thread on this web site? Have you never put your feet up before? Some people seriously need to get out more....
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Wed Jan 02, 2002 8:01 pm

I agree with Give it a GO, the guy is a human, like everybody else.
Only because you love a/c:s it doesn´t mean that you can´t stretch your legs during a longhaul flight. The airplanes are supposed to be worn out - with focus on the fact that the man in the picture is resting his leg and foot against the wall - for some people here on the community of airliners.net, it´s like pissing on a holy sacrament.


 Nuts

 
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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Wed Jan 02, 2002 8:05 pm

Quite an ill mannered person I must say, I also agree with TG992's view Angry
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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Wed Jan 02, 2002 8:23 pm

Is it good manner when you, like TG992, characterize a persons behaviour as the result of "belonging to a specific economical class"?


No, it´s called prejudice and social inertia!


 
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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Wed Jan 02, 2002 8:29 pm

Yuk what a dirty low class man myself of no one that i know would ever do such a thing aroung ppl. Jeez those feet look like they stank, festering wit corns. Yuck spare me,
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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Wed Jan 02, 2002 8:39 pm

My polemic post against TG992 is accentuating the implicit values found in his post. So the things i wrote in my last post isn´t a quote: "belonging to a specific economical class"? !!!!!!

Sorry, another anomaly!

Regards Lautir


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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Wed Jan 02, 2002 10:26 pm

I was flying AC from YVR to HKG in Y class of a 747-400 the summer of 2000, after we finished our first meal, an extremely loud noise of someone burping, where things start to happen! Someone keeps farting frequently for the next 10+ hours... Worst experience!
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Wed Jan 02, 2002 10:28 pm

I mean it is not that bad I just find this sight strange in all my C Class travels. I can say 99% of my travels are on c-class only on NW DC-10, AA DC-10, UA B744, Yunnan Air B733 and China Southwest B733 i've been on economy.

Most C Class pax dress up a lil better and i admit i do put my legs up sometime in the bulkhead seat but this guy has his on through out the 1:20 hr flight and refused to be served any food except the red wine.
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Wed Jan 02, 2002 10:44 pm

Didnt TG got some awards for having the best wine in its biz class?
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Thu Jan 03, 2002 2:38 pm

Anymore opinions?
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Thu Jan 03, 2002 2:42 pm

Hey, sorry to be so dumb...

Which airline is TG?

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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Thu Jan 03, 2002 2:42 pm

There's probably nothing wrong with refusing airline food  Smile
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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Thu Jan 03, 2002 2:53 pm


He is probably a sufferer of deep vein thrombosis.

 
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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Thu Jan 03, 2002 2:55 pm

That man has no manners! I know it's not very comfortable, but you're in BIZ CLASS! On my flight I was completely behaved and didn't put my legs on the wall or the seat!
I'd like to elect a president that has a Higher IQ than a retarted ant.
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Thu Jan 03, 2002 3:04 pm

er, not much - looks a bit 'pigeon-toed' though..  Acting devilish
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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Thu Jan 03, 2002 3:14 pm

CleCo, TG is Thai Airways.

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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Thu Jan 03, 2002 3:15 pm

There's another common sight on any
747's upper deck business class,
where the storage bin is by the window.

The window-seat passenger would put
his/her feet up on the storage bin and
leave them there during the entire flight.
It is very annoying because if someone
sitting behind me does that, his/her feet
are almost right next to me.....

3 months ago, I was on a UA flight from
SFO-NRT. A blonde woman in impeccable
business dress sitting behind me did just
that. She didn't even take her high heels
off. I reclined my seat as far as it would
go.(UA's business class seat doesn't
recline that much to begin with) That did
not deter her one bit. I politely asked her
to remove her feet so I can look for an
extra pillow... two minutes later, the
"feet" came back... I had enough and
decided on the best course of action:
I waited for the plane to fly into turbulance
and "accidentally" spilled grape juice
onto her feet...

during the next 8 hours, she did not dare
put her feet up at all...
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Thu Jan 03, 2002 3:25 pm

That's why there are such things as foot and legrests, unless of course you're flying on some el cheapo airline like... oops! My apologies to all TG fans, but the cabins on TG are quite awful.

Anyway, despite his aesthetically challenged feet, (I'm sure that's also why most airlines provide socks in C Class, but this being such a short flight...) I don't really find what he's doing offensive, though I don't do it myself. But who can admit to never ever having placed their feet on the side lockers of a 744's upper deck? Not many, I don't think. But I can be wrong...
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Thu Jan 03, 2002 3:42 pm

Well, I'm no prude....but I would never raise my bare feet above the ground in an aircraft. Feet are generally not pleasant to look at (unless you have a foot fet). This guy's behaviour was unpleasant.

I think you could have politely asked him to lower his feet or put his shoes on.

I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Thu Jan 03, 2002 4:02 pm

Yeah I wouldn't have minded if he had socks but bare feet is just ridiculous. If I was the F/A I would have asked him to put them down.
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Thu Jan 03, 2002 4:50 pm

Well at least you know for sure that he isnt a non-rev...

Jer
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Thu Jan 03, 2002 8:30 pm

BTW, in Thai culture, it's very rude to point your feet at someone.
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Thu Jan 03, 2002 8:58 pm

Thats rude. But I think I can top it. I was on a VS flight from EWR-LGW. The guy across the isle from me sat there the entire flight watching tv. Then just as we started our descent, he took out the amenity bag, and took out the socks. I thought, "this is a strange time to put on his socks"... he blew his nose in them. The funny thing is that in the anemity bag, there is a packet of tissues.
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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Thu Jan 03, 2002 9:05 pm

The flight attendant may be calling the captain to see if she can downgrade someone to cattle-class...but the real question is- can that guy really read?
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Thu Jan 03, 2002 10:29 pm

Maybe I might be rude but i put my legs like 2 inches above floor on the walls. bcoz i feel uncomfortable. On MH flights i dont normally do that coz they have something on the floor in biz class that lets you put ur feet. pretty comfy.
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Thu Jan 03, 2002 11:55 pm

YUCK! Please, at LEAST keep your socks on! Regardless if you are in buisness or not, you should try to keep the place neat. I don't think that person was a buisness man at all-rather someone who decided to have a little fun or got upgraded(which I doub't).
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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Fri Jan 04, 2002 12:53 am

Although it's rude for Thais to point their feet to others, Thais and asians in general are more tolerant to see bare feet. Some people wouldn't even feel that it's rude in the eye of westerners. In the west, you would try to keep you feet hidden in socks and shoes as much as possible even in house but in Asia you take shoes off when you enter a house so bare feet are common sight.

Another example is clipping nails. Thais do not feel offended if someone start clipping nails in front of them. It's not a good manner at all but it's not intolerable.

It's a culture thing. I wouldn't be pleased to sit in C class with this guy though. Several years ago when I flew Eva Air they have an instruction card about "on-board ethics" and one of them is to wear socks and sandals at all time if you want to take shoes off. That's a very good idea.

BTW, I was told that at least for TG, they don't reuse the towel for this obvious reason.
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Fri Jan 04, 2002 1:55 am

Even on Amtrak, passengers are told to wear shoes at all times! (For those of you outside the country, Amtrak is the main passenger rail company in the US).

Aviation fan or not, I find that to be quite rude and unsanitary. Of course, he probably misunderstood the new regulations and thought that he was supposed to prove that he had no plastique in his shoes!
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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Fri Jan 04, 2002 2:16 am

That's just rude- especially in business class!
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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Fri Jan 04, 2002 3:22 am

I dunno about everyone else, but I'm more interested in looking at the f/a....  Smile
Next flight.... who knows.
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Fri Jan 04, 2002 4:00 am

That`s rude and aweful in F, C and Y class... at least keep your socks on!

I also hate if on short haul flights (under 2 hours) pax immediately recline their seats, not being aware that behind I am sitting and that my knees are already touching his seat back. On full and cramped a/c people should try to avoid molesting their fellow paxes.

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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Fri Jan 04, 2002 4:32 am

There is nothing wrong with reclining your seat. It doesn't matter what class you are in you have a right to recline your seat.
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Fri Jan 04, 2002 7:17 am

Who would read during the flight? I would spend all of my time looking out of the window.
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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Fri Jan 04, 2002 7:33 am

A guy with no manners !

I wouldn't do that especially if its in Business class. You pay a premium fare to be able to enjoy your flight in a relaxing and spacious atmosphere. The last thing you would want is someone putting up there smelly feet.

If I saw someone putting there feet up like that I would just go upto the F/A and tell her to ask the passenger to join the rubbish in the back.

Can F/A's do anything in this situtaion ?
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Fri Jan 04, 2002 9:32 pm

D un think so coz there arent any laws or rules rather against such acts.
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 1:11 am

Why are you all so shocked? I am an In-flight Manager and I see this all of the time - even in Premier Class. What is the old saying? --"YOU CAN TAKE A PERSON OUT OF THE GUTTER, BUT YOU CAN'T TAKE THE GUTTER OUT OF THE PERSON".

Worse, is when they stroll into the lav in bare feet. Yuk, don't they know they are exposing themselves to the most disgusting environment on board an aircraft?

Moral of the story- they paid their fare, and bottom line, be careful if you tell them to put their shoes on because they will write into the company claiming you took their rights away, lawsuit anyone?

Cheers

 
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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 2:07 am

For god sake! The poor guy only took his shoes off! Get a life....
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 2:52 am

Give it a GO

You are absolutely right.
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 2:54 am

I think the question to everyone now is: Would you visit someone at their home and remove your shoes and socks and place your feet up on their sofa, coffee table, or wall? How would you feel if a guest came to your home and did this?
I believe there's something called common courtesy. If people the world over were to put a little more consideration into their fellow man's feelings I believe the world wouldn't be in half the mess it's in right now.
Perhaps the guy does sufer from DVT, but, he could also explain to the passenger beside him and the f/a of his situation therefore avoiding being branded an offensive slob with no class, etc. I do believe some airlines do provide those lil socks thingies for this very reason.
Socks go on feet, and you blow your nose with a tissue. Didn't anyone read that in the safety cards?
As for bodily functions - ie: flatus - That one's almost impossible to deter. Some folks have digestive systems that can't process foods as efficiently as others. I'd like to assume that those who have a gaseous condition are just as embarrassed as those exposed to the condition. It's the folks who try to compete with each other that you have to worry about  Nuts

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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 6:35 am

If I saw someone putting there feet up like that I would just go upto the F/A and tell her to ask the passenger to join the rubbish in the back.

GF-A330: Are you saying anyone who does not have the money or miles to upgrade or buy a fare in business or first is rubbish? The people in coach have the same rights as the people in the other classes. Coach is not even that bad, but to call it rubbish, and the people in it, is just plain rude. Maybe you should go meet some of this "rubbish" and not make assumptions, just because they either do not have a way to get into better classes, or do not want to spend the money to.

Whats the big deal, let the man do what he wants, in any class. You do not have to watch him the whole entire flight.

-Nick  Angry

BTW I am speaking as a person who flies as "rubbish" or with "rubbish" 99% of the time.
 
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RE: What Do You Think Of This Guy In The Picture?

Sat Jan 05, 2002 6:36 am

The EVA card was titled On Board Etiquette, not Ethics!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy