On a flight from Europe last week my colleague commented on how gross it was that people were going shoeless to the bathroom, wearing only their airline issued socks. He’s new to international travel and hadn’t yet had the pleasure of witnessing the business class bathroom “walk of shame”. Similarly, when I began my heavy international traveling about six years ago, I too was surprised by the otherwise well mannered business passenger’s bathroom etiquette.
I would never wear my own socks into the bathroom, but with the amenity kit provided socks the line isn’t so clear… put them on for the flight, wear them, and then take them off and trash them at the end of the flight (without touching the bottoms)? What say you???