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Ask a flight attendant: Is it cool to take my shoes off mid-flight?


Airplane etiquette is real (but so is foot swelling).

by Kendra Mills | 03.27.2018

From getting on the plane without being forced to check your bag to finding something that’s actually edible (and TSA-approved) to eat, there’s more to flying high than just booking an aisle seat.

Cue Kendra Mills: Every month, the wellness-loving flight attendant for a major airline (sorry, our lips are sealed) answers your burning questions.

This month The Glassy’s asking: 

Can you solve this debate once and for all: Is it poor form to take off your shoes on a flight?

Hopefully you don’t have a food odor!

But seriously: I don’t mind that people take their shoes off. In fact for the longer, international flights, I expect you to take them off to be comfortable.

If you’re at your seat? Cool. But walking around without your shoes isn’t cool—there might be shards of glass from broken glassware, or just a lot of trash.

I’ve watched people walk into the lavatory barefoot—it makes my flesh crawl. You can see that’s not water on the floor and you’re okay walking into it?! Just put your shoes back on and then go.

Have a burning question you want to ask? Email info AT the-glassy DOT com with your Q.

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