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Is This Allowed On All Airlines In C-class?

Sat May 06, 2006 2:18 am

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1040255/L/

Do you see what i see in this picture? *S*

A PSGR HAS NAKED FEET!
 
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RE: Is This Allowed On All Airlines In C-class?

Sat May 06, 2006 2:26 am

I've seen naked feet in international First and Business Class, in the latter cases usually propped up against the bulkhead.  Sad
 
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RE: Is This Allowed On All Airlines In C-class?

Sat May 06, 2006 2:29 am

Hell, I fly business class all the time wearing sandals, and they come off but sometimes I have a blanket.

Socks smell worse anyways
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RE: Is This Allowed On All Airlines In C-class?

Sat May 06, 2006 2:31 am

There are some people in this world who just don't know how to act in public.

I would never do that, and isn't that why they give you those nice little slippers to use?
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RE: Is This Allowed On All Airlines In C-class?

Sat May 06, 2006 2:41 am

Don't see any problem with that. I do it all the time, even in my office.
 
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RE: Is This Allowed On All Airlines In C-class?

Sat May 06, 2006 2:45 am

I've seen it far too often in C and F classes.

Quoting Egghead (Reply 4):
Don't see any problem with that.

It's a good way to spread fungal infections.
 
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Sat May 06, 2006 2:47 am

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 5):
It's a good way to spread fungal infections.

If you are worried about it, keep your shoes on!
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RE: Is This Allowed On All Airlines In C-class?

Sat May 06, 2006 2:51 am

Quoting Joness0154 (Reply 6):
If you are worried about it, keep your shoes on!

Especially near the lav.  yuck 

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RE: Is This Allowed On All Airlines In C-class?

Sat May 06, 2006 3:01 am

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!  Silly
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RE: Is This Allowed On All Airlines In C-class?

Sat May 06, 2006 3:33 am

that's disgusting! but more importantly where are all of the other pax?
 
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Sat May 06, 2006 3:38 am

Quoting Aerofan (Reply 9):
that's disgusting! but more importantly where are all of the other pax?

It's not disgusting. It's a smart way to get rid of the other pax.
 
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Sat May 06, 2006 3:47 am

GBAN

LOL!! good one, I didn't think of that! Am going to try it next time. I'm flying out to London on VS next week. Am going to give it a try  Smile
 
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Sat May 06, 2006 5:34 am

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 5):

It's a good way to spread fungal infections.

Breathing is a good way to spread the common cold...

... I suggest we stop breathing.

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RE: Is This Allowed On All Airlines In C-class?

Sat May 06, 2006 5:39 am

disgusting!!
i d never take my shoes off on board.
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RE: Is This Allowed On All Airlines In C-class?

Sat May 06, 2006 6:02 am

It happens all the time. I've forgotten to be disgusted. It gets even more disgusting because most of these people go in the lav with bare feet.

Where I draw the line: I will not let passengers clip their toenails. It does happen, and it IS disgusting.
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RE: Is This Allowed On All Airlines In C-class?

Sat May 06, 2006 6:43 am

Quoting Egghead (Reply 4):
I do it all the time, even in my office.

 rotfl 
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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RE: Is This Allowed On All Airlines In C-class?

Sat May 06, 2006 6:57 am

The picture caption says "Business Class"....is it really? It looks more like First to me.

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 3):
There are some people in this world who just don't know how to act in public.

I would never do that, and isn't that why they give you those nice little slippers to use?



Quoting CY319 (Reply 13):
disgusting!!
i d never take my shoes off on board.

I don't think it's inappropriate or impolite. Just as long as the feet don't stink, then I don't see a problem. If you can endure a 10+ hours flight with your shoes on, then the more power to you...
 
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Sat May 06, 2006 6:59 am

I really do not see what the deal is, since most likely they were wearing sandals to begin with!
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RE: Is This Allowed On All Airlines In C-class?

Sat May 06, 2006 7:05 am

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.
 
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RE: Is This Allowed On All Airlines In C-class?

Sat May 06, 2006 7:50 am

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!
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RE: Is This Allowed On All Airlines In C-class?

Sat May 06, 2006 7:58 am

Hey, pictures of my feet  Smile How did they wound up here on A.net, I wonder. They actually don't smell that bad, I just showered you see.

I guess this is bad manners. Nice spotted though. I would never have noticed it since I pay more attention to the interior  Wink
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RE: Is This Allowed On All Airlines In C-class?

Sat May 06, 2006 11:00 am

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.
 
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RE: Is This Allowed On All Airlines In C-class?

Sat May 06, 2006 11:28 am

Quoting Bofredrik (Thread starter):
A PSGR HAS NAKED FEET!

TSA stole his shoes.
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RE: Is This Allowed On All Airlines In C-class?

Sat May 06, 2006 11:34 am

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.

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 18):
Bare feet are a bit rude though

LOL ! Depends on each culture I guess. In India, it is rude if you don't leave your shoes/sandals at the door and go inside wearing them  Smile

In hinduism and islam, whenever you enter a relegious place, you are supposed to remove your footwear and wash your legs if possible before entering the place.
 
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RE: Is This Allowed On All Airlines In C-class?

Sat May 06, 2006 12:12 pm

Oh gosh, all other passengers around him were all gone.
I think his feet smell so bad. lol

I'd still keep my socks on and they never stink.

I don't think Etihad management people will be happy to see this photo. It's surely something you don't want other C class passengers from other airlines fly yours.
Let's just blame it on yields.
 
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Sat May 06, 2006 12:15 pm

It's inappropriate and rude. . . . indicative of inadequate upbringing.
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RE: Is This Allowed On All Airlines In C-class?

Sat May 06, 2006 1:24 pm

I remember a few years ago an ANZ captain refused to depart because there was a child in bare feet and he saw it as a safety risk. The flight finaly departed after the child put some socks on from the cargo hold. It was in the news for about a week.
 
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RE: Is This Allowed On All Airlines In C-class?

Sat May 06, 2006 1:38 pm

I see nothing wrong with this. The passanger appears to wear traditional Arab clothes which probably include sandals, and most likely is not wearing socks. I think your problem is a cultural bias from Europe - most of the people in the world live in warm climate zones and walk barefoot or use sandals without socks 90% of the time. It's only in Europe (or places mostly populated by people of European ancestry) where being barefoot in public is not the norm. Maybe it has to do with the traditional lack of personal hygiene in Europe and the consequent "fragrant" feet. If bare feet offend you, stay in Sweden and don't go to places like Rio de Janeiro, Miami, Cancun, etc., etc.
 
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RE: Is This Allowed On All Airlines In C-class?

Sat May 06, 2006 1:53 pm

I flew LGA-DTW a few years ago on NW and when the seatbelt sign was switched off the first thing the flight attendant did was kick off her shoes before serving coffee in stockinged feet!
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RE: Is This Allowed On All Airlines In C-class?

Sat May 06, 2006 1:58 pm

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 3):
There are some people in this world who just don't know how to act in public.



Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 25):
It's inappropriate and rude. . . . indicative of inadequate upbringing.

That is relative. In some cultures, keeping your shoes on indoors is considered inappropriate and rude and indicative of inadequate upbringing.
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Sat May 06, 2006 2:36 pm

Quoting N1120A (Reply 29):
That is relative. In some cultures, keeping your shoes on indoors is considered inappropriate and rude and indicative of inadequate upbringing.

Thanks for the cultural info . . .

This is not "indoors", this is in public, and is not acceptable . . .

I fully agree with "when in Rome", but this isn't Rome either.
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RE: Is This Allowed On All Airlines In C-class?

Sat May 06, 2006 2:38 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 30):
This is not "indoors", this is in public, and is not acceptable . . .

That depends. Many would consider an airplane indoors. In fact, I am sure that at least one child jumping on the seats has been told "you wouldn't do that in your house, would you?"

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 30):
I fully agree with "when in Rome", but this isn't Rome either.

What if we are on Alitalia?  Wink
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RE: Is This Allowed On All Airlines In C-class?

Sat May 06, 2006 2:44 pm

Quoting Bofredrik (Thread starter):
A PSGR HAS NAKED FEET!

If the guy is paying $5,000 to ride in a nice seat, "naked feet" are nobody's business but his own.
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Sat May 06, 2006 2:46 pm

I don't see anything wrong with someone using a proper foot rest on an aircraft seat to put their feet up, covered or not. I personally untie and take my shoes off when at my seat on flights out of Hawaii.

What I find rude and inappropriate is when pax use other parts of the aircraft interior to put their feet up, especially at the bulkheads.
 
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Sat May 06, 2006 3:07 pm

It's just like the sign everyone sees in the U.S.
"No Shirt,No Shoes, "NO SERVICE!"  rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 
Maybe they should have posted a sign on the plane if it offends some people.
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RE: Is This Allowed On All Airlines In C-class?

Sat May 06, 2006 4:01 pm

damn some of you are a bunch of prudes.
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RE: Is This Allowed On All Airlines In C-class?

Sat May 06, 2006 4:35 pm

As an FA I'm always telling pax to put their shoes on before going to the toilet. They don't always realise how nasty it can be in there!
 
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RE: Is This Allowed On All Airlines In C-class?

Sat May 06, 2006 4:46 pm

Remember the one about the chicken and the egg?

Now what came first to mankind, bare feet or Boeing 777's?

Haha!

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RE: Is This Allowed On All Airlines In C-class?

Sat May 06, 2006 4:57 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 30):
This is not "indoors", this is in public, and is not acceptable . . .

not acceptable in your personal opinion ... that doesn't mean that it is not acceptable to anyone else

Quoting PureKiwi (Reply 26):
I remember a few years ago an ANZ captain refused to depart because there was a child in bare feet and he saw it as a safety risk. The flight finaly departed after the child put some socks on from the cargo hold. It was in the news for about a week.

that was for take-off /landing - a different issue altogether - you do not want to try to evacuate in bare feet and the pilot was quite correct
 
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Sat May 06, 2006 5:02 pm

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 38):
not acceptable in your personal opinion ... that doesn't mean that it is not acceptable to anyone else

Of course that's a given Kiwi . . . .

Just like propping those bare tootsies up on the bulkhead wall . . . we all rest our feet on our walls at home of course, so why should it be any different in public . . . hell, some people even think to leave their shoes ON when propping their feet up on the bulkhead . . . thank goodness some people have some sense  sarcastic 
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Sat May 06, 2006 5:48 pm

Has anyone thought about a "Footstool?"  Yeah sure
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RE: Is This Allowed On All Airlines In C-class?

Sat May 06, 2006 5:56 pm

Some of you guys should come to NZ - bare feet are part of life! You see people walking the streets and visiting shops and restaurants with bare feet all the time!

It surprised me the first time I came I have to say but hey it just shows how relaxed everything is here!

Too bad we're flying home again tomorrow - for now... Sad

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Sat May 06, 2006 6:34 pm

yeah, american's can be so prudish and righteous. i guess it's a nasty residual left over from the Victorian era that spilled over into American culture. my favorite thai restaraunt in my home town here in California requests that you remove your shoes before you enter the dining area. what's the difference between barefeet and flipflops, anyway?
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Sat May 06, 2006 7:15 pm

Quote:
Truth is, he's been out in the hot sand or in a cave all day without a shower. I'd be disgusted.

I think you're being sarcastic, sometimes it's harder to tell over this electronic medium.

I've been quite disgusted with fully clothed people who neglect to take showers too. not sure if there's a higher propensity of foul smelling people within the population of those who opt not to wear shoes though...
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Sat May 06, 2006 7:25 pm

Quoting Darrenthe747 (Reply 44):

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Sat May 06, 2006 8:30 pm

Quoting Katekebo (Reply 27):
Maybe it has to do with the traditional lack of personal hygiene in Europe and the consequent "fragrant" feet

You must be kidding, right?

IT'S JUST NAKED FEET of a person who most likely didn't wear socks or shoes anyway.
Now if his feet smell, socks wouldn't help either. And who of us didn't take off their shoes on a long haul?

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Sat May 06, 2006 8:31 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 30):
This is not "indoors", this is in public, and is not acceptable . . .


You would hate me then. Not only do I take my shoes and socks, or sandals off on an aircraft, but on trains, busses, cars and taxis too. Often you can see me on a local commuter train with sandals off and bare feet resting on the seat opposite. I have also been to restaurants, where once I have been seated I have removed my sandals too.

I know some people don't like it by some of the looks I get (normally it is old people), but I don't care. It is good for my feet and it is very comfortable. Furthermore, most people who find it bad manners only think that because they are not used to it. Go to anywhere hot and it is quite common.
 
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RE: Is This Allowed On All Airlines In C-class?

Sat May 06, 2006 9:09 pm

I always take my shoes off when flying long haul, but keep the socks on, to let my feet 'breathe'. But I always make sure they don't stink. I usually put on some kind of foot lotion that keeps your feet dry (like a deodorant to your armpits) before flying.
 
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Sat May 06, 2006 9:22 pm

It's amazing how a simple photo can cause so much commotion?
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RE: Is This Allowed On All Airlines In C-class?

Sat May 06, 2006 9:31 pm

Jesus. All this fuss over some feet! Have none of you ever flown F/J where they give you socks (or slippers on some routes, BA do to NRT for example) to change in to? I never fly with my shoes on longhaul once we're airborne - your feet swell up too much over (say) 10hrs to make that tolerable. It's far more comfortable to have your shoes off, and that's why the airlines give flight socks in amenity kits. As for the picture...if he didn't have socks on in the first place (as others have said, maybe he was wearing sandals...and only utter geeks wear socks and sandals, ha!) then what's the big deal?

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