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Old May 12, 05, 5:50 pm   #1
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Barefoot on the plane

I have been noticing more and more people walking around barefoot on the plane. Yesterday, between ORD and DFW, there were at least 4 people...and I am not talking about children. These are grown men and women. Besides the obvious health issue, are there any policies AA has regarding in flight attire? What is next, shirtless passengers? I asked the FA and she shrugged her shoulders.
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Old May 12, 05, 5:55 pm   #2
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I have been noticing more and more people walking around barefoot on the plane.
Eeww, especially the lavs. Sometimes it looks like someone emptied a firehose into them.

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What is next, shirtless passengers?
Sounds good to me.

Of course, you could probably fly WN and see something like that.

No Shirt
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Old May 12, 05, 6:11 pm   #3
  
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It seems like you have discovered the true meaning of "The Southwest Effect."
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Old May 12, 05, 6:20 pm   #4
  
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I have been noticing more and more people walking around barefoot on the plane. Yesterday, between ORD and DFW, there were at least 4 people...and I am not talking about children. These are grown men and women. Besides the obvious health issue, are there any policies AA has regarding in flight attire? What is next, shirtless passengers? I asked the FA and she shrugged her shoulders.
I was on an ORD to LHR flight and this guy takes his freakin shoes and socks off just before dinner. The FA very politely tells him that it is a healthcode violation and she cannot serve dinner till he at least puts his socks back on.
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Old May 12, 05, 6:23 pm   #5
  
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What do you expect when our fine government (TSA) requires us to prance around in our socks as part of the qualification ritual for being granted the honor of entering the boarding area?

I wouldn't blame Southwest--I'd blame TSA.
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Old May 12, 05, 6:25 pm   #6
  
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Besides the obvious health issue, are there any policies AA has regarding in flight attire?
Yes, CoC.

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Eeww, especially the lavs. Sometimes it looks like someone emptied a firehose into them.
I suspect that, sometimes, someone has.
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Old May 12, 05, 6:33 pm   #8
  
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I see barefeet all time on the EVA codeshares to/from LAX in business
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Old May 12, 05, 6:35 pm   #9
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Notice the number of people walking around American cities wearing flip-flops?

Those are the same people walking around barefoot on airplanes.
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I suspect that, sometimes, someone has.



Or that their condition would improve if someone did.

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Old May 12, 05, 7:08 pm   #11
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I am ALWAYS in my socks on an airplane. First thing I do after I sit down. First thing I do after touchdown. I often open a lav door, survey the floor, close the door, and wait for the other one.

I have never seen barefeet though. I'll start looking. What runs is this common on?
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Old May 12, 05, 7:12 pm   #12
  
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Besides the obvious health issue, are there any policies AA has regarding in flight attire?
I was once told to put on my shoes...I was not walking around barefoot and wouldn't dream of it...but I was seated without shoes and the AA flight attendant told me to put them on as it was a safety issue. (And no there was no cheesy feet issue)....I felt like a naughty child..but then AA flight attendants are not (in my experience) particularly interested in their passengers' flight experience.
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I always have slippers in my carryon that are easily accessible if I want to take my shoes off.
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Old May 12, 05, 8:00 pm   #14
  
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I was once told to put on my shoes...I was not walking around barefoot and wouldn't dream of it...but I was seated without shoes and the AA flight attendant told me to put them on as it was a safety issue. (And no there was no cheesy feet issue)....I felt like a naughty child..but then AA flight attendants are not (in my experience) particularly interested in their passengers' flight experience.
That's bizarre--I've heard pre-departure safety announcements in the past that specifically said women should remove their high-heel shoes in case of an evacuation. (Presumably because they would puncture the inflatable slides.) So I find it hard to believe that sitting or walking around shoeless onboard is a safety issue.
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I am ALWAYS in my socks on an airplane. First thing I do after I sit down. First thing I do after touchdown. I often open a lav door, survey the floor, close the door, and wait for the other one.
Ewww. Then you put your shoes back on?

Hello people. What's on the lav floor is also on the carpet throughout the plane.
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