Flying Naked: What Happened to Airplane Civility?

As long as we're on the subject of officious airline employees, let's talk feet. On a recent transoceanic family trip, a flight attendant noticed my wife's bare feet and told her to put her sandals back on because "food was being served in the area." Later, we learned the airline had no such food/foot rule. Besides, we're talking sandals here and what are sandals? Naked feet decorated with a couple of strips of leather.

Time to return to our two naked men. I wonder if those two guys mistakenly thought they were aboard last summer's chartered "nudist flight." This was a flight arranged by a German travel agency and proved wildly popular -- every seat was sold out -- but, at the last minute, it was cancelled. Apparently the travel agency got complaints from non-nudists.

I have absolutely no desire to travel "clothing-optional" nor will I ever insist on pearl tie pins or ascots. It would be nice, though, if we could meet somewhere in the middle.

This work is the opinion of the columnist and in no way reflects the opinion of ABC News.

Rick Seaney is one of the country's leading experts on airfare, giving interviews and analysis to news organizations, including ABC News, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, The Associated Press and Bloomberg. His Web site FareCompare.com offers consumers free, new-generation software, combined with expert insider tips to find the best airline ticket deal.

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