WATCH: Delta Passenger Uses BARE FEET to Navigate IFE Screen

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A Delta Air Lines first class passenger uses his feet on a screen.

(Alafair Burke/Twitter)

Just when you thought you’d seen it all: a Delta Air Lines first class passenger swiped his in-flight entertainment screen — with his bare feet.

Rene’s Points reader Claudio forwarded me this video last night.

Claudio’s comment loosely translates to “For all those who believe that going first (class) does not exclude sharing a seat with sow people.” (Thanks, Claudio, for sending us this!)

A friend of author/surrogate tweeter Alafair Burke was seated in a first class — and filmed the horrifying, disgusting scene.

You may ask yourself, “Is this toe-tapping person differently abled? Does he not have control of his arms?”

Ms. Burke’s got that covered (after her excellent pun).

This simply appears to be an amateur Lon Chaney too lazy to reach his IFE.

Seriously, my two-year-old daughter uses her hands to swipe her tablet (or the cell phone of an adult not paying attention.) But an adult seated in first class can’t bother to use his fingers like a civilized human?

My wife always uses disinfecting wipes (currently on sale with Amazon Prime Days!) to clean everything on or near her seat when we fly. I think I’ll stop making fun of her and start sanitizing everywhere!

Where to Put Your Feet on a Plane?

The floor. With your shoes and socks on.

Period. End of story.

The only other acceptable answer is a footrest or a lie-flat bed.

Would You Have Said Anything?

Would you have told this feral footstie foister to take his toes off the screen? Or called over a flight attendant?

As soon as you’re finished gasping, gagging, “Ewww!”-ing, and draining your hand sanitizer, share your comments below!



  1. What if they have a disability? Amelia, Hypochondroplasia, wounded?

    Sometimes the feet are the best tools you have for getting the job done!

  2. Now tell us that Claudio witnessed this passenger go to the bathroom in his bare feet (which is a terrible idea for so many so many reasons). I think we Delta fliers should write to Delta about this to see how they answer. Should he have been reported to an FA, or is it none of our business? With date, time, and flight number, Claudio could nail this sucker.

  3. Claudio wasn’t even on the flight. This video was making the rounds last night on Twitter. He’s just the one who brought it to Rene’s attention first.

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