Feet through arm­rest: Plane pas­sen­ger’s night­mare

Muscat Daily - - WORLD -

San Fran­cisco, US - A Cal­i­for­nia woman thought she had hit the jackpot when she boarded a JetBlue plane for a short flight this week: she had an en­tire row to her­self.

“I left the arm­rests up so I could bask in the com­fort of my pri­vate air­plane bench,” Jessie Char, who was fly­ing from Long Beach, Cal­i­for­nia, home to San Fran­cisco, told NBC 4 New York. “It was a short flight, but I wasn’t about to let this go to waste.”

Char says she heard a small thud a few min­utes af­ter take­off and no­ticed one of the arm­rests had fallen. Then the un­think­able hap­pened.

“At first I as­sumed it was just a loose hinge, but as I stared at the arm­rest I no­ticed a set of toes creep­ing out­wards,” Char said. "By the time I pulled out my phone, a sec­ond foot had ap­peared."

Char says the toes started wig­gling and then the sit­u­a­tion de­te­ri­o­rated even fur­ther. “I watched as one of the feet slowly lifted the win­dow shade up and down again.”

The now highly dis­turbed trav­eller made eye con­tact with a flight at­ten­dant, but the feet re­tracted - Wicked Witch of the West-style - as the crew mem­ber ap­proached, Char says. Char says she caught a glimpse of the feet’s own­ers af­ter the flight; the woman was about 160cm tall - or shorter - and was seated in a row with ex­tra leg room.

Char's tweet, cap­tioned, ‘To­day, I flew on the set of a night­mare’, has got­ten more than 4,100 retweets and 20,800 likes since she posted it early Wed­nes­day.

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