Absence Of Etiquette: Toenail-Picker Disgusts Fellow Pax

Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw

Footage posted online shows a man persistently, carefully and comprehensively cleaning his toenails during an international flight. 

The public toenail-picking performance took place on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Hanoi. A fellow passenger was so disgusted at the sight – especially as he casually flicks matter onto the floor -- that they filmed the episode.

London’s Sun newspaper said Jade Thomas and her boyfriend Trong Nguyen were aboard the AirAsia flight from Kuala Lumpur to Hanoi on Sunday afternoon when confronted by the shoeless and sockless man repeatedly picking his dirty feet.

Ironically, the man is wearing a surgical mask, while driving fellow pax to reach for the air sickness bag. 

Bruce Parkinson

Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief

An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.

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