Barefoot flying

Old Aug 2, 20, 10:03 am
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Ah the feet thread...in current circumstances I donít really mind what people wear on their feet (providing thereís no unwelcome scent), however I do mind that they wear a mask on their face.
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Old Aug 2, 20, 10:09 am
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Originally Posted by MrsW View Post
I donít mind what folk wear on their feet as long as they keep their footwear on. Itís those who rest their naked feet on the bulkhead that I find gross,
I was once in CE when the guy behind me had pretty much done this along the side of my window seat. I can't remember what object I had in my hand at that moment, but I used it to smack his foot down.
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Old Aug 2, 20, 10:13 am
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Couldn't care less especially in those days. A socked foot is not any cleaner than a bare foot, and I find it worse when people put their shoe'ed foot on a chair/wall than a bare or socked one.

Quite frankly, at the moment, what I want to see are mask-wearing faces, keeping social distancing, and putting their hand or better elbow in front of their mouth when they cough if it happens at a time when their mask is unfortunately down. Ideally, I also want them as far away from me as humanly possible.

For the rest, whether they wear flip flops, trainers, or stilettos, on bare foot, tights, or socks, jeans, three piece suits, or kilts, caps or hats, boxers, briefs, or thongs or for that matter whether they are "leisure" or "business" travellers or something in between does not interest me in the least nor is it any of my business.

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Old Aug 2, 20, 10:15 am
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I have to confess to having brought slip on sandals on long haul flights for slipping on and off to go to the loo. Didnít realise it was so offensive!
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Old Aug 2, 20, 10:15 am
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Travelling in exit seats I was (rightly) asked to keep shoes on for take off and landing.
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Old Aug 2, 20, 10:17 am
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Originally Posted by MrsW View Post
I donít mind what folk wear on their feet as long as they keep their footwear on. Itís those who rest their naked feet on the bulkhead that I find gross,
You are allowed to tickle the guy's feet with a feather. In fact, in the dogbox next to the jemmy (or, on Airbuses, the axe) there's a peacock feather stored there for this purpose (the jemmy and/or axe can be used should the feather not yield the hoped-for results).
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Old Aug 2, 20, 10:30 am
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Originally Posted by Ldnn1 View Post
...You must be a bundle of laughs on holiday
I am, mine are all christened on Brazilian beaches prior to general use.

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Old Aug 2, 20, 10:30 am
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Flying in flip flops is fine. Being barefoot in the cabin is not.
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Old Aug 2, 20, 10:31 am
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Watched a guy in First operate the touch screen tv with his big toe on route to KL. I was repulsed and impressed in equal quantities.
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Old Aug 2, 20, 10:35 am
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A footwear on flights thread has arrived at last... Nature is healing
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Old Aug 2, 20, 10:42 am
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Are people suggesting socks with sandals?
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Old Aug 2, 20, 10:45 am
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Originally Posted by Rubecula View Post
Are people suggesting socks with sandals?
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Old Aug 2, 20, 11:00 am
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Originally Posted by Rubecula View Post
Are people suggesting socks with sandals?
Yup! Done in Japan - and especially in hoi-paloi tea ceremonies. Other countries have folks wear socks too - there is a slot woven in the sox, believe it or not.
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Old Aug 2, 20, 11:06 am
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Originally Posted by simonsmith View Post
I find the DM rather more objectionable than the feet
True, it's probably tough on the wearer's feet with jackboots on all day.
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Old Aug 2, 20, 11:39 am
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The smell from the offendersí feet should encourage decent people to put their masks on pronto.
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