Disgusting. How NOT to Use the Touch Screen for In-Flight Entertainment

I wish the title of this article was click bait. I truly do…

…but when I first saw this photograph of how the touch screen of the in-flight entertainment system was used aboard an airplane, I must say that I was stunned — but not completely surprised.

Disgusting. How NOT to Use the Touch Screen for In-Flight Entertainment

When a female passenger in a neighboring seat in the first class cabin aboard an airplane — which was operated by Aerolineas Argentinas on a flight from Bogota to Buenos Aires — was using the touch screen of the in-flight entertainment system with the toes of her bare foot, FlyerTalk member enoscabell was compelled to take this photograph of her in action…

…and she apparently continued to do so for eight consecutive hours.

Could she have pulled off this dexterity had she sat in a seat in the economy class cabin?

Summary

Even worse is the thought that every time I am a passenger aboard an airplane on an international flight, at least one passenger enters the lavatory with either bare feet or wearing only socks or stockings — and virtually every time, the floor of the lavatory is wet in at least some places on that floor.

Sure, the fluid could be water…or soap…or urine — but who really knows for certain?

Well, I suppose that is not as bad as the thought of someone using a runny nose or a used dirty diaper to control the touch screen of the in-flight entertainment system as two of many examples — but somehow, I suppose that would not surprise me either.

The disgusting things that people do…

I did not ask for permission to post the photograph in question for this article; so instead, I used a photograph I took from a different flight aboard a different airplane operated by a different airline. Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

One thought on “Disgusting. How NOT to Use the Touch Screen for In-Flight Entertainment”

  1. Sue says:

    This is why I bring a sandwich baggie on every flight to cover my hand as I operate the touch screens. Maybe it’s OCD but I don’t have time to get sick.

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