Most of us already know what germs we come into contact when we enter a small enclosed area, packed with people. Can’t be helped! I have seen people that clearly have Vaseline inside their nostrils and then pull out anti-bacterial wipes and wipe everything down (folding tray, armrests, seatbelt buckles and so forth). Then, I look down to see that they have removed their shoes, yikes! Especially those that are now in bare feet. Imagine going to the washroom and stepping on a wet bathroom floor! Or, the other example that makes me absolutely cringe is when they set their toddler down to play on the floors. Personally, I am always wearing very comfortable shoes when I travel. Unfortunately, some airport security areas require shoes be removed. I feel my shoes are better left on, not only for the germ factor, but in the very unlikely event that the plane made an unscheduled landing, I want to be able to run! Interested in your comments! Here’s a link to what some of the folks at Conde Nast Travel had to say about the whole thing.