Barefoot on Aircraft: Against the Law?
Does being barefoot on airplane = threatened with arrest?
Having been confronted by a flight attendant on a recent American Airlines flight from Costa Rica to Miami, FlyerTalk member richard learned that passengers aboard aircraft must wear shoes, according to regulations dictated by the Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA. When richard informed the flight attendant that he was not aware of such a rule, the captain of the aircraft reportedly threatened him with arrest if he did not comply with the directive of the flight attendant.
The only problem is that there is apparently no such regulation by the Federal Aviation Administration.
What recourse does richard have, if any? Is air transportation becoming more “fascist,” as implied by richard?