Barefoot flying

Old Aug 2, 20, 9:44 am
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Barefoot flying

With BAís new focus on leisure flying, itís come to my attention that a high number of passengers seem to be flying in flip flops, or other sockless footwear - and like to remove them in-flight.

Am I being a snob, or does anyone else find this a bit objectionable?
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Old Aug 2, 20, 9:51 am
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Old Aug 2, 20, 9:55 am
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Flip flops are unsafe footwear and should be banned at airports and on aircraft.
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Old Aug 2, 20, 9:57 am
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Originally Posted by Vgravity View Post
With BAís new focus on leisure flying, itís come to my attention that a high number of passengers seem to be flying in flip flops, or other sockless footwear - and like to remove them in-flight.

Am I being a snob, or does anyone else find this a bit objectionable?
youíre being a snob.
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Old Aug 2, 20, 9:57 am
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Not something I'm keen on either, especially when the offender decides to use the arm rest of the seat in front as a foot rest, grrrrr.
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Old Aug 2, 20, 9:59 am
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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,
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Old Aug 2, 20, 10:01 am
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Originally Posted by richardwft View Post
Flip flops are unsafe footwear and should be banned.
You must be a bundle of laughs on holiday
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Old Aug 2, 20, 10:01 am
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Originally Posted by Vgravity View Post
Am I being a snob, or does anyone else find this a bit objectionable?
No and yes, respectively.

I really don't want to see people's feet when I'm travelling.
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Old Aug 2, 20, 10:05 am
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Itís not so bad when someone has nice, clean, well looked after feet - but the majority of them are not.
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Old Aug 2, 20, 10:07 am
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Depends on who owns the feet.
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Old Aug 2, 20, 10:23 am
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You must be a bundle of laughs on holiday
Neither is potentially losing your foot if an accident happens a bundle of laughs.
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Old Aug 2, 20, 10:28 am
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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 find the DM rather more objectionable than the feet
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I don’t mind what folk wear on their feet as long as they keep their footwear on. It’s those who rest their naked feet on the bulkhead that I find gross,
Daily Mail, I shall say no more
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Old Aug 2, 20, 10:41 am
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Flip flops are unsafe footwear
Don't you just love FT when someone can so knowledgeably recall data from "Relative accident statistics relating to wearing flip-flops, Dr Scholl, Birkenstocks and other open-toed footwear on BA aircraft 2019/20"
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