Two first class passengers left their fellow travelers horrified when they were spotted playing ‘footsie’ with each other over their seat dividers on an American Airlines flight.
The bizarre incident was detailed by a fellow passenger called Laura Lakey, who posted several photos of the astonishing scene on Instagram.
Laura’s images show the couple, a man and woman, touching and stroking each other’s feet in full view of the people around them, before the woman rested her feet on her partner’s crossed ankles, lifting her legs up in the air to reach over the divider between their seats.
Yikes! A man and woman were seen playing ‘footsie’ in the first class section of an American Airlines flight by fellow passenger Laura Lakey, took photos of the incident
Bizarre! The couple was seen stroking each other’s feet, before the woman leaned her bare foot over the back of the seat of the person sitting in front of her
Odd: The pair, who were sitting in first class, relaxed as the woman rested her bare feet on the man’s crossed ankles
The series of images show the different stages of the couple’s game of ‘footsie’, which took place on an American Airlines flight, according to The Sun.
One image revealed the passengers’ bare feet leaning against the seat dividers in the plane, while the woman stroked the sole of the man’s foot.
Another photo showed the female’s leg leaning over the seat ahead of her, which is said to have held the passenger ahead of her’s television.
Meanwhile, a third picture showed the woman resting her bare feet on top of her husband’s crossed ankles as he leaned them against the wall partition.
Captioning the images, Laura – who was evidently disgusted by the situation – said: ‘First class seat – $1000.
‘Too many drinks in the airport before boarding – $100. Ointment to cure WHATEVER their feet will have after using restrooms barefoot – $20.
‘Passing out after playing what she thought was a sexy game of footsy over the first class divider wall …… priceless!’ she added.
Laura concluded that the passenger sitting in front of the woman was not impressed that she had leaned her bare feet over his television.
She said: ‘Guy in seat in front NOT impressed when she finished by resting her feet over his television! #passengershaming’
Yikes! Popular Instagram page Passenger Shaming regularly shares images of bizarre things that people have spotted on planes, many of which involve people’s bare feet
Peculiar! Other images shared on the account include someone placing their hair over the front of another passenger’s seat (L) and someone holding a slice of pizza under a light (R)
After the images were posted, several people who thought the incident was bizarre commented on the post.
One user said: ‘Did they join the mile high club too?’
Another added: ‘Money and good manners don’t necessarily walk together.’
‘The classless should not be allowed to fly first class,’ a third user added.
Despite the incident being particularly strange, it isn’t the first time such behavior has taken place and left fellow passengers disgusted.
So many similar incidents have arose in the past that an Instagram page fully devoted to ‘passenger shaming’ was created.
The page was created by a former flight attendant named Shawn Kathleen, who said in an interview with travel website The Points Guy that she made the account when she was working as a flight attendant and noticed odd things happening on board.
Shawn said her biggest pet peeve was bare feet on the plane, and her Instagram account supports that.
One photo posted recently to the account shows someone’s bare foot leaning on the armrest of another passenger’s seat.
Another image shows someone resting their bare feet against the back of another passenger’s seat.
Meanwhile, one photo shared on the page showed a woman giving herself a pedicure during a flight.