Couple caught playing footsies – with bare feet – in first class
Credit: @LaurLake112/Instagram

Couple caught playing footsies – with bare feet – in first class

TORONTO — Being head over heels in love is so passé. These days, it’s all about being heels-over-head to the point where you’re being shamed on social media.

A couple was recently caught on an American Airlines flight playing footsies in the first class cabin. This is typical behaviour for couples in love, but for these particular lovebirds, their foot fondling caused the ire of fellow passengers.

For one thing, they were barefoot. Second, they were playing footsies over the partition that separated their seats. And third, at one point the woman was seen resting her bare foot over the head rest of the seat in front of her, no doubt grossing out the unfortunate passenger sitting in it.

All this was caught in a series of photos taken by fellow passenger Laura Lakey, who posted the snaps on Instagram.

“First class seat – $1000…Ointment to cure WHATEVER their feet will have after using restrooms barefoot – $20,” she wrote. “Guy in seat in front NOT impressed when she finished by resting her feet over his television!”

This, of course, led to several comments, including one from @hhcolwell who wrote: “Did they join the mile high club too?” Another commenter, @strafaele, went so far as calling the couple “Neanderthals” while @robertserbinenko added “Money and good manners don’t necessarily walk together.”

The couple, who was not identified, would have fit right in on the popular Instagram account Passenger Shaming, which was created by former flight attendant Shawn Kathleen and named one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s ‘100 Best Instagram Accounts’. The account, followed by over 800,000 people, regularly posts photos of passengers caught misbehaving on flights as a way to publicly shame them.

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