Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Budget Airline to Charge for Toilet Use

Its no joke. Ryanair, the Irish low cost airline, is going to remove 2 of the 3 toilets currently on their Boing aircraft and start charging $1.50 to use the remaining toilet. They are also thinking about implementing “'new baggage measures, which would see passengers replace baggage handlers to load luggage onto aircraft” are “under discussion”' and charging for "the privilege of checking themselves in online"

Here are the money quotes, and really the reason for this post, from the NY Times discussing the decision:

“We are flying aircraft on an average flight time of one hour around Europe,” Mr. O’Leary argued, “what the hell do we need three toilets for?”
Mr. O’Leary added that Boeing’s research department should have time to focus on his new toilet concept soon, since the “war in Iraq and Afghanistan is winding down.”

I think I'm going to start paying attention to what the CEO of Ryanair, Michael O'Leary, has to say. He seems pretty hilarious.

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