Woman dubbed ‘entitled’ after painting her nails for three hours on flight

People often happily point out fellow passengers' most annoying habits, but one woman has sparked a debate online this week after she was spotted painting her nails during a flight.

The passenger was sitting on an easyJet plane casually painting her long fingernails with a bottle of nail varnish.

While the action is usually not one to cause an issue in the confined space of a plane nobody wants to be bothered by strong smells.

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In fact, flight attendants have previously revealed they hate when people cut their nails in the air.

An image of the woman painting her nails was posted on Reddit, titled: "This woman painting her nails on a 3 hour plane journey."

Explaining the situation, a fellow passenger wrote: "Every half hour she'd open it up and apply a new coat. My brother, who has special needs and is very sensitive to smells, was with me and was close to vomiting.

"It's a literal solvent in the air. It's inconsiderate, and basic plane etiquette to not release solvents into the air."

They claim that they asked the woman to stop along with four other holidaymakers and a cabin crew member, but she refused.

The poster said: “By the time the FA got involved she was doing the top coat. Ironically enough, it didn't smell as bad as the colour coat.”

In the comments, people ripped into the woman’s behaviour.

One person wrote: “If you all asked her to stop and she didn't – that's even worse that her lack of awareness.”

To which another replied: “That’s self entitlement to an extreme degree.”

A third said: “As someone who enjoys painting their nails, the fumes can be literally nauseating in an enclosed space for people with keen noses.

“It has an intense chemical smell, somewhat like acetone but more vinyl smelling.

“Some people swear the smell gives them headaches, and that's when doing it in a well ventilated area.”

But, not everyone understood the problem.

One woman said: “I didn’t see the issue at first either, I think nail varnish smells lovely, I’m just now learning that most people do not share my opinion.”

“I like the smell of nail polish, too,” noted another.

But, the overall opinion was that painting your nails on a flight is a huge faux-pas..

A commenter noted: “People like this make me realise how overly considerate I am. My brain can't comprehend this level of entitlement and selfishness.”

What would you do in this situation? Tell us in the comments…


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