I'm a pilot and passengers who stay in socks on the plane should think about one thing

Certain habits of plane passengers should be banned, according to this pilot.

I'm a pilot and passengers who stay in socks on the plane should think about one thing

Certain habits of plane passengers should be banned, according to this pilot.

Traveling through the air doesn’t mean everything is allowed. This is certainly not synonymous with forgetting the most basic codes of politeness or even hygiene. And certain little habits of plane passengers should be particularly banned. This is what several airline pilots interviewed in the press recall about the behavior to adopt as an air passenger.

In a context where bad habits in the skies seem more and more frequent and unpleasant, they recently delivered a very useful little user manual in the American version of HuffPost, with some advice on how we can travel responsibly. smarter, without additional constraints. These experienced professionals also gave their list of behaviors they would never engage in as passengers themselves.

On planes and at the airport, they urge passengers in particular to put themselves in the shoes of boarding and flight attendants, from the flight attendant to the pilot. But the excessive casualness now described daily, even every hour that passes, via the numerous testimonies on social networks, does not only concern good manners. It often depends on your own comfort on a plane or even your well-being after the flight itself.

Among the things you should definitely not do on planes, the one that perhaps seems the most logical - and yet the least respected - is in fact a simple question of hygiene. According to Stefán Dór Arnarsson, a pilot at PLAY, an Icelandic airline, “many passengers naturally take off their shoes when seated for comfort during the flight.” And according to him, staying in socks on the plane is perfectly permissible. But he urges passengers to remember one thing: “Never go to the bathroom without putting your shoes back on”!

The pilot makes this a golden rule for himself, as he told Huffpost: “I always make sure I wear shoes when I use the restroom.” An obvious fact that too many passengers forget or completely neglect, according to him. “I would never go to the bathroom barefoot,” said Michelle Gooris, a charter airline pilot who blogs under the name Dutch Pilot Girl and is surprised that the habit is so widespread in flight.

For what ? The answer is simple: in an airplane toilet, like anywhere else on the plane, the floor can be soaked with water, or worse. So no one wants to find themselves with socks or bare feet on the floor in this kind of place! Next time you will think about it. The idea of ​​finding your feet soaked in urine or other bodily fluids should in any case be enough to deter the most daring.

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