Here Are All The Horrifying Reasons You Should Never Go Barefoot On A Plane

If you’re one of those people who happily slip out of their shoes the moment you sit down on an airplane, this insider information from flight attendants might change your mind about that practice.

A post on Reddit asking for the secret experiences of flight attendants on planes has revealed that planes can be pretty disgusting places. Flight attendants insisted that older or infirm passengers sometimes defecate in the seats and aisles, passengers occasionally use the white head pillows as adult diapers, and many parents change infant diapers on the tray tables.

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They also claimed that the floors of plane bathrooms are usually not wet with water but urine, and that the pockets on the back of seats are rarely if ever cleaned.

Attendants also cited the quick turnover time of flights and how things like tray tables and some carpeting might not be thoroughly disinfected before the next group of passengers arrive on the aircraft. One of the top pieces of advice attendants gave readers was “unless you need to remove your high heels in an emergency, never under any circumstances take your shoes off on a plane.”

You can check out the full list of flight attendant secrets here.