THERE are a lot of annoying things about flying — long airport queues, cramped economy seating, disgusting plane food and inconsiderate seat recliners – but travellers appear to be united in the decision that feet creepers are the worst.
Nevada woman Jasmine May was on a flight last week when she had to share her armrest with more than just her neighbour’s arm — the woman’s feet behind her.
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The passenger’s naked feet were poked through to the row in front, resting on the edge of Jasmine’s armrest.
Horrified, Jasmine posted a video of the nightmare situation on social media and immediately won the sympathy of millions of people.
Her video has been viewed more than 16 million times, shared more than 16,000 times and attracted hundreds of comments.
One commenter said: “That is just NASTY,” and another added: “Hell no, she would have got my elbow to her feet.”
This isn’t the first time some bold passenger has decided it was a good idea to rest their feet on the armrests in front.
Earlier this year, San Francisco woman Jessie Char thought she had struck gold when she arrived on her JetBlue flight to find two empty seats next to her.
Today, I flew on the set of a nightmare. pic.twitter.com/PNI4KmQvTG
— Jessie Char (@jessiechar) July 19, 2017
But her luck soon turned to torment when two swollen feet came from behind to rest on the armrests of the seat in front, and next to Ms Char.
She tweeted a picture with the caption: “Today I flew on the set of a nightmare.”
Her tweet also went viral, clocking up more than 30,000 like and 6500 retweets.
The offences have become so regular now that a flight attendant and aviation blogger recently made a public plea for passengers to keep their feet covered and on the floor.
Amanda Pleva said in a post on Flyertalk: “In my 15 year-long career as a flight attendant, I’ve seen a steady rise in foot-related incidents.
“To avoid any confusion, I’ve come up with a handy list of places to never bear your bare feet, all of them locations in which they’re regularly found – feel free to print this up and laminate it if you’d like.
– The seat back pocket*
– The headrest of the seat in front of you*
– The wall or bulkhead*
– Walking to the lavatory (this is more for your own personal well being, but it’s not much more pleasant as a spectator)
– Anywhere that’s possible for others to see or smell them
* Feet are not acceptable in these areas even with shoes on.”