- UPDATE: April 12, 2019: This story initially included photos that showed a couple playing footsie during an American Airlines flight. The images, taken by Laura Lakey, who said she was a passenger on the flight, have since been removed as they are no longer visible on Instagram, and the user appears to have deleted her account.
- A couple appears to have been caught playing barefoot footsie in the first-class cabin of an American Airlines flight.
- Laura Lakey, who said she was a passenger on the flight, posted Instagram photos that she said showed a couple rubbing each other’s feet while sitting in their plane seats.
- An American Airlines representative told INSIDER that flying with bare feet is technically against the company’s rules.
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UPDATE: April 12, 2019:
Editor’s note: This story initially included photos that showed a couple playing footsie during an American Airlines flight. The images, taken by Laura Lakey, who said she was a passenger on the flight, have since been removed as they are no longer visible on Instagram, and the user appears to have deleted her account.
Passengers flying in first class on a recent American Airlines flight appear to have been caught playing a game of barefoot footsie.
On April 1, Laura Lakey, who says she was a passenger on the flight, posted photos on Instagram that she said showed a couple playing barefoot footsie in the first-class cabin. The photos, which were initially published here, are no longer visible on Instagram and the user appears to have removed her account.
She did not specify where the flight was going but posted her location as Cancun, Mexico.
In the caption, Lakey wrote that the couple had played a “game of footsy over the first class divider wall.”
She also suggested that they used the airport bathroom without putting on shoes.
“Ointment to cure WHATEVER their feet will have after using restrooms barefoot-$US20,” Lakey wrote. She also estimated the cost of their plane tickets at $US1,000 and any drinks they may have had before boarding at $US100.
Lakey said she was not the only person disturbed by the public display of affection. She said that the woman rested her feet over the television set in front of her after the duo stopped playing footsie and that the man sitting in that seat was “NOT impressed.”
A representative for American Airlines provided INSIDER with an excerpt of the company’s “Conditions of Carriage,” which ensures that passengers comply with airline safety regulations. In the “passenger responsibilities” section, American Airlines specifies that flying with bare feet is against its rules.
“Dress appropriately,” it says. “Bare feet or offensive clothing aren’t allowed.”
This is not the first time passengers have been accused of removing items of clothing on a flight
In February, an Air France passenger said a man on her flight from Paris to Los Angeles took off his pants during the journey.
In that instance, an Air France representative told INSIDER that it was “not the responsibility of cabin crew to require customers to wear acceptable clothing.”
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