How Do You Feel About Bare Feet on a Plane?

I believe — deeply — that male toes shoes never be seen in the office.

On Friday I tweeted that the same applies to airplanes.

I don’t ever want to see male toes on a plane. Thank you.

That was Friday. On Sunday I realized that women can take “comfy feet on the aircraft” too far as well.

Do you agree with me — does this go too far? Or are you one of the folks that do this, and would you care to enlighten me about what makes it ok?

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. Really Gary? Haven’t we beat this to death already?! Every year at least we have this same post, and the same fight in the comments section…*sigh*

  2. If the freebie airplane socks are worn–which pretty much guaranties fresh and no odor–then there is no problem.

  3. While I find bare feet disgusting, it’s not like planes are clean (even in First). I bring Clorox wipes and wipe down everywhere I will touch something. What’s worse is the asswipes who cough over everything without covering their mouth – or piss on the bathroom floor/seats. Some real pigs in this world – and they seem to congregate in airplanes.

  4. OK for bare feet in your seat – but never walking around and absolutely not in the bathroom! On long haul flights, it can get uncomfortable, swelling, etc… So long as feet don’t smell, to each their own.

    What’s with the feet issues….2nd or 3rd time you’ve raised this. Maybe other issues?! : )

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