We are quick to complain about airlines, but tonight I pity United Airlines for having to deal with a dynamic duo of dimwittedness on the ground and in the air.
Let’s start on the ground. United offers beautiful Polaris Lounges at five hubs across the United States. These lounges serve up comfortable seating, top-shelf liquor, and a la carte dining…and tonight, bare feet on the chair.
Flyertalk user everetl snapped the picture above at the Houston (IAH) Polaris Lounge earlier today. He was very polite not to include the passenger’s face, because I would have walked right up to him and taken his picture (before telling him to put his socks and shoes back on). I guess that explains the discolored chairs…
Seriously, even if he had just emerged from the lounge’s lovely shower suite, this isn’t his living room…his actions are tawdry and a social faux pas.
And then there’s the man who decided to shave his head…on the plane…in his business class seat. Yes, United’s new Polaris Business Class now comes with an added amenity: hair.
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The man is seen shaving as flight attendants prepare for pre-arrival breakfast service by offering hot towels.
Oh, good morning sir. I’m sorry that our onboard salon is closed. Perhaps you can wait till we reach the ground to shave or at least use the lavatory?
(That’s what I’d say as a FA…not sure what the FAs actually said, if anything at all…)
Maybe he thought the mirror in the Polaris Suite was an invitation to shave?
I’m just amazed by how clueless people can be. Barefoot in a lounge restaurant? Shaving in your business class seat? What’s next? Bringing your peacock onboard? Oh wait…