Plane passenger sparks FIERCE debate after showing off ‘game-changing’ seatbelt hack that allows you to sit ‘more comfortably’ – but not everyone is convinced by the bizarre trick
A frequent flier has caused a stir after showing off a ‘dangerous’ travel hack that sees her wear her seat belt around her ankles in a bid to be more ‘comfortable’ during her flight.
Lauren Wolfe is a New York City-based influencer who faced furious backlash when she shared her very controversial tip with her 1.1 million followers.
In a recent video, the 26-year-old content creator reignited the ongoing discussion about airplane etiquette — just weeks after a plane passenger drew ire for putting her feet up on someone else’s seat.
The clip shows Lauren sitting in what appears to be a standard carriage seat as she travels to Aspen – but rather than wearing her seat belt across her waist as required by safety rules, she is seen with her feet on the seat and her knees tucked up against her chest with the belt over her ankles to hold her in place.
Lauren Wolfe is a New York influencer who sparked outrage after showing off her ‘dangerous’ travel heel where she wears her seat belt around her ankles.
She faced furious backlash when she shared her bizarre flying habits with her more than 1.1 million followers
Lauren’s admission prompted a heated debate on the web about whether sitting with your seat belt around your ankles was the key to ‘comfortable’ travel
Lauren’s admission prompted a heated debate on the web about whether sitting with your seat belt around your ankles was the key to ‘comfortable’ travel or whether it was a recipe for disaster.
In a viral video, which has received over 193,000 views so far, the content creator revealed that she first learned the trick from a friend.
She said: ‘To the girl who said to put your seat belt on your ankles instead of your waist to be more comfortable… I owe you my life.’
Then Lauren gave viewers a close-up of the hack.
People on the web flooded her comment section and shared their thoughts,
Many viewers praised Lauren for her unique flying habit.
One person said: ‘Omg so excited to try this.’
Another user added: ‘Omg game has changed.’
“It looks so cozy,” one person said.
Many viewers praised Lauren for her unique flying habit
“Smart,” someone else wrote.
Another person said: ‘Oh my God, yes.’
However, others slammed the influencer and questioned how safe her trick was.
One user commented: ‘I’m stressed Lauren.’
Someone else said, “Don’t.”
Another person asked: ‘Is it safe?’
“This must be dangerous,” another person wrote.
Someone else added: ‘Why?’
“No,” said another person.
Another user commented: ‘It sure is an effective way to break your own ankles!’
This is not the first time leaflets have sparked furious debates about airplane etiquette.
In the past, many passengers have questioned whether you should change seats while traveling.
Just a month ago, a frequent flier issued a PSA to fellow travelers about seat swapping after he got himself into a nightmare experience that forced him to move five times when he reluctantly gave up his seat to another passenger has.
However, others slammed the influencer and questioned how safe her trick was
The unknown man took to Reddit to tell his seat-swapping story that ‘permanently changed my mind about ever being nice and swapping seats with someone’.
He reignited the heated conversation around travel etiquette after a frequent flyer was applauded for refusing to change seats so a woman could sit by the window.
He shared his experience in a thread dedicated to ‘Delta Air Lines‘ – adding that the disastrous incident happened eight years ago while he was on a flight from New York City to Utah.
Another frequent flyer earlier revealed she refused to change her window seat with an ‘entitled’ passenger who wanted to sit next to his wife.
The unnamed woman took to Reddit to share how she refused to move to a middle seat on an 11-hour flight from New York to Cairo, Egypt, so the man sitting next to her could sit next to his wife .
The anonymous woman shared her story on the social media platform as a way to talk about the man under a thread titled, ‘Titled People,’ prompting others on the web to slam the man for asking someone else to switch to a lower-quality seat so he could be happy.
The denial comes months after one man sparked furious debate when he refused to give up his first-class seat for his boss, despite using his own credit card points to do so.
In the past, DailyMail.com’s Jaci Stephen has even given her view, admitting that she ‘absolutely refuses’ to switch seats, no matter how angry the passenger requesting to switch may get.