A PLANE passenger was left disgusted after a fellow traveller shoved her bare feet on an armrest next to him.
The man was mid-flight when he saw a pair of feet poking through the gap between the chair and the window.
He was flying from the Gold Coast to Melbourne on Wednesday when he snapped a photo of the bizarre act.
And the man blasted the woman's actions as "disgusting".
"This would have to be one of the most disgusting things that I've seen on a flight in a long time," he said in a post on Facebook.
He was sitting in the seat in front in front of the inconsiderate passenger with a service dog and an empty seat beside them.
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The woman behind them was pictured resting both of her feet the armrest of the empty chair next to him.
"Even the poor old puppy doesn’t look too impressed," he said.
He politely asked the woman to remove her feet after "putting up" with it 20 minutes.
“Eventually after putting up with it for 20 minutes she was asked politely and pulled them back," he explained.
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"She thought it was ok because the seat was empty.”
Dozens agreed were equally outraged after the man posted the photo on a Frequent Flyers Facebook group, Yahoo reports.
One said: "Recline the seat and wedge the bloody feet! How anyone can think this behaviour is acceptable is just appalling!"
Others had some creative ideas about how to solve the issue.
"Should have had the dog lick their feet," one suggested.
"Just tickle their soles," another joked.
It comes after a plane passenger revealed how she stopped the person behind putting their bare feet on her armrest – and people love it.
Filming it for Tiktok, she took a small chunk of ice out of her drink, and put it on the armrest next to the stranger's feet.
She slid the cube down towards the woman, and quickly turned back around to await her reaction.
The video was viewed more than 680,000 times, with other people impressed with her tactics.
It's not the first popular video of someone who is having to deal with another passenger's feet.
Model Alison Bowles shared a video of a woman's bare feet, with red painted toes, poking through the gap between the seats which had touched Alison's head while she was lying across the seats.
Experts have warned that passengers risk catching disgusting fungus infections and even getting sick if they go barefoot on planes.
Podiatrist Ebonie Vincent told the Washington Post: "You could pick up fungus, not to mention the millions of germs and bacteria that you could transfer to carpets, inside hotel rooms or homes and cars, which serves as a danger to other people."
Another flight attendant on Reddit explained why passengers should always wear shoes when going to the toilet on board a flight.
They said: "I promise you, 9 times out of 10, that is not water on the floor.
"The toilets are often absolutely disgusting and get deep cleaned only at the end of a route, for us this could be from one side of the world to the other… imagine how lovely they are at the end of a 12 hour flight with 200 people using them."
Last year, a man was praised for his "no-nonsense" approach to a passenger's feet on his armrest after he poured water on them.
A former flight attendant even revealed why you should never take your shoes off anywhere on a flight.
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