Pax Grosses Out Internet By Drying Shoe Under Plane’s Vent

Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw

An unnamed airline pax was recently spotted drying a wet shoe by holding it up to a plane’s vent — and subsequently grossing out pretty much the entirety of the Internet.

Last week, the Instagram account "Passenger Shaming" – which now has over 1 million followers on Instagram -- shared footage of the passenger’s off-putting antics, which soon went viral.

“So yeah, this BS, zero self-awareness nonsense is happening… again…” the moderator of the account wrote in a caption, adding that the video was submitted by professional wakeboarder Dylan Miller.

Followers largely agreed with Passenger Shaming’s assessment. And several chose simply to respond with nothing more than multiple vomit-face emojis.

“If I catch someone doing this I’m punching,” one person wrote.

“Holy smokes this is gross. His feet stank just spewing all over the passengers around him,” added another. “Yikes.”

One grossed-out woman noted that this person was also “palming the bottom of their shoe” during the drying process.

“At least it wasn’t underwear,” someone else added, perhaps referring to a similar underwear-drying debacle that made headlines in early 2018.

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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