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Convairator 07-01-2010 07:43 AM

RyanAir moving to pay toilet & standing seat
 
Really?!? What is next....................................

Ryanair Moves Ahead with Charging For Toilets & Adding Standing Seats | CheapOair
Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair is at it again with two ideas that are surely going to open more than a few traveler's eyes. Starting early next year the airline will introduce cheaply priced standing seats. Yes you read that correctly...standing seats!

So how does Ryanair plan to offer these new seats to brave passengers for only four pounds (about $6 USD) per seat? Charge those same passengers, and everyone else on the plane, to use the restroom on-board. Ryanair will test out their "vertical seats" idea early next year, around the same time they will unveil pay toilets.

The airline plans to knock out the last ten rows of seats from all 250 planes and replace that space with 15 rows of standing seats. Ryanair is thinking of removing two toilets from the back of the plane, but that idea is still in the early stages.

This new reconstruction of the plane's interiors would allow 40 to 50 more passengers on-board each flight, which would allow Ryanair to lower their ticket prices. The money made from charging people to pee would help pay for the new vertical seats.

Passengers that opt for vertical seating would be restrained with a seat belt that would go over their shoulder. Ryanair strongly believes that this new idea will pass safety tests. However a spokesman for the Civil Aviation Authority does not think Ryanair can pull off this unique new idea since passengers need to be seated during take-off and landing.

So the burning question today is simple...would you A) Pay for a standing seat and B) Pay to use the restroom on a plane if it meant lower ticket prices? Leave your comment below.

Source: Metro

brianb 07-01-2010 08:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Convairator (Post 835293)
Really?!? What is next....................................

Ryanair Moves Ahead with Charging For Toilets & Adding Standing Seats | CheapOair
Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair is at it again with two ideas that are surely going to open more than a few traveler's eyes. Starting early next year the airline will introduce cheaply priced standing seats. Yes you read that correctly...standing seats!

So how does Ryanair plan to offer these new seats to brave passengers for only four pounds (about $6 USD) per seat? Charge those same passengers, and everyone else on the plane, to use the restroom on-board. Ryanair will test out their "vertical seats" idea early next year, around the same time they will unveil pay toilets.

The airline plans to knock out the last ten rows of seats from all 250 planes and replace that space with 15 rows of standing seats. Ryanair is thinking of removing two toilets from the back of the plane, but that idea is still in the early stages.

This new reconstruction of the plane's interiors would allow 40 to 50 more passengers on-board each flight, which would allow Ryanair to lower their ticket prices. The money made from charging people to pee would help pay for the new vertical seats.

Passengers that opt for vertical seating would be restrained with a seat belt that would go over their shoulder. Ryanair strongly believes that this new idea will pass safety tests. However a spokesman for the Civil Aviation Authority does not think Ryanair can pull off this unique new idea since passengers need to be seated during take-off and landing.

So the burning question today is simple...would you A) Pay for a standing seat and B) Pay to use the restroom on a plane if it meant lower ticket prices? Leave your comment below.

Source: Metro

Ryanair is a "standup" airline, **** on them!!:D

AirHun 07-01-2010 09:03 AM

I would pay to pee, but I wouldn't stand.

KoruPilot 07-01-2010 04:16 PM

40-50 more passenger seats? I would have thought that their aircraft would currently be very close, if not at the maximum allowable by Boeing and the FAA; the maximum being the amount of people able to exit in an emergency in a given time. That's the original certification and I would find it unlikely that they could get an STC for something like that, unless of course they added more exits to the existing aircraft.

Didn't O'Leary make this joke last year to get free marketing?

captjns 07-02-2010 06:52 AM

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Originally Posted by KoruPilot (Post 835663)
Didn't O'Leary make this joke last year to get free marketing?

Yeah... but there are those basic microsoft pilots who take MOL seriously who want to beat their chests about this issue.

KoruPilot 07-02-2010 06:27 PM

Hah, microsoft pilots. . . I'll have to remember that one. Did you know that they have an online airline, with rosters, TOD's etc.? I love my job but even I'm not that into it. Outside the flight deck I'd rather be with my family outside or on my surfboard, but that's just me. Cheers.

B757200ER 07-03-2010 09:23 AM

Another reason not to fly on RyanAir...!

mmaviator 07-03-2010 10:04 AM

You get what you pay for. I know this isn't what pilots have in mind but if its safe and pay the pilots more money then let them do it.

I just can't wait for them to turn into this or this airline comes to fruition.
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