Whine Wednesdays: Airplane Feet Etiquette?


This week the Whine Wednesdays touches a thorny subject of airplane feet etiquette. Taking your shoes off, socks off or having your legs up on the bulkhead. What is right and what is wrong? What is your opinion?


It is the holiday season and business people are gone from the planes replaced by holiday makers with families going for well deserved vacations.

Well. I guess that we can all agree that people should at least enter the airplane with shoes and socks on? No sandals, please.

Shoes off? Well. I tend to take my dress shoes or boots off during longer flights but most definite keep my socks on.

Legs up on the bulkhead? This is probably the most usual “passenger shaming” that I have seen on my Facebook feed over the years. I try to stretch my legs on longer flights by walking around the airplane and quietly chatting with some crew members in the galley in the quieter times service wise.


The photo above is from a Malaysia Airlines flight earlier this week from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur. It is a holiday destination for many and most dress lighter than usually. Cannot understand how some can wear shoes (not sandals) without socks?

I usually wear what I could call business casual during flights. I have dark jeans, dress shirt and dress shoes/small boots. Then I am not usually over or under dressed for most occasions.

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