PASSENGERS on a flight were left revolted at the behaviour of a fellow traveller, with some going so far as to demand jail time for his actions. What caused such an uproar?
Air travel is one of the most popular methods of getting across the globe, however, the difference between a good flight and a bad flight is often at the fate of who passengers find themselves seated beside. In one instance an unfortunate traveller found themselves sat just over from one man who caused shock with his “revolting” behaviour. Onlookers went so far as to demand a prison sentence for his actions, do you agree?
The incident happened on an unspecified flight in what appears to be the economy cabin.
As is often the case with these cabins, passengers find themselves in extremely close proximity for lengthy amounts of time, which is perhaps why this incident caused such dismay.
A passenger seated to the left of the guilty party filmed the moment the man made a “disgusting” move.
The video was consequently posted to Instagram account @PassengerShaming, where it has been viewed 125,000 times at the time of writing.
It shows a man sat in his plane seat, his face concealed from the camera.
Dressed in grey sweatpants, the man is clearly relaxing, one leg crossed over the other, his naked foot resting atop his knee.
The man appears to be picking dead skin off his foot with his finger, letting the residuals fall to the ground of the plane.
It seems the traveller filming isn’t the only one repulsed by this personal grooming on board.
A further 915 travel enthusiasts have flocked to the comments section of the video, aghast at the unfolding scenario.
“That’s disgusting,” commented one user.
Another described the man’s behaviour as “revolting.”
One appalled passenger even went so far as to condemn the foot picker to “3 years imprisonment.”
The main concern of most viewers, however, seemed to be surrounding the hygiene of this behaviour in a public space.
“WHYYYY are people like this?” demanded one.
“My decision to remain basically housebound is turning out to be a really good choice,” commented another.
“This should have a graphic content warning.”
A further disgusted onlooker said: “Whyyyyy?!?!? Man some people really have outside behaviour! Keep your nastiness, tactlessness, and foot calluses at home.”
Others were mostly shocked at the fact no one seemed to have tackled the situation head-on.
“I would have to start fake coughing in his direction in hopes he would stop or just stare at him in disgust,” someone stated.
Personal grooming on board flights is just one of the many things that leave aircraft passengers feeling nauseous.
A survey by holiday provider Broadway Travel unveiled British traveller’s top pet peeves, with one action coming out on top.
The “grossest” thing a passenger can do is reportedly “putting feet on the back of the chair in front of the bulkhead.”
It seems feet are the number one thing that bother travellers, with six of the eight indecent actions focussing on this body part.
Passengers were also shamed for removing their shoes, removing their shoes and socks, going to the bathroom barefoot or going to the bathroom in just their socks.
Meanwhile, travellers also shudder at the thought of clipping nails – be that finger or toenails- when in the sky.