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Old 02-28-2009, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Irish budget airline Ryanair is considering charging passengers to use the toilet during flights, Chief Executive Michael O'Leary said on Friday.

O'Leary said the Dublin-based carrier was looking at the possibility of installing toilet doors in its planes which would only open with the insertion of a one pound coin (1.10 euros, 1.40 dollars).

Budget airline mulls charging passengers to use toilet
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Old 02-28-2009, 01:11 AM
 
Location: rain city
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That's stupid, Ryanair runs international flights. One cannot expect every passenger who boards the plane in whatever country to have a pocketfull of whatever currency. This will never.....fly.
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Old 02-28-2009, 01:18 AM
 
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Silly or not, if you're familiar with Ryanair, you can't exactly say you're surprised.
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Old 02-28-2009, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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That's stupid, Ryanair runs international flights. One cannot expect every passenger who boards the plane in whatever country to have a pocketfull of whatever currency. This will never.....fly.
Maybe they'll sell the coins for a profit.
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Old 02-28-2009, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Southern, NJ
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Another airline ploy to p--- people off. Raise the airline ticket by $1.40 a ticket. Absolutely ridiculous.
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Old 02-28-2009, 04:31 PM
 
Location: The Raider Nation._ Our band kicks brass
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Another airline ploy to p--- people off. Raise the airline ticket by $1.40 a ticket. Absolutely ridiculous.
I think it's more like another airline ploy to get some free, world wide publicity.

A foreign airline that 99.9% of us will never fly on. People are getting worked up over nothing.
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:12 AM
 
Location: rain city
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You may think it's a foreign airline, but Ryanair has advertised its proposal to fly to the US.
It's coming someday.


http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2...ndustry.travel
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Old 03-01-2009, 10:04 AM
 
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I guess you could stock up on Depends pre-flight! :O
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Ryanair is notorious for its appalling customer care and Michael O' Leary would probably sell his grandmother if he could !

I always use Easyjet if I can which is a cheap and cheerful budget airline, with excellent customer care and much better attitude .

I have actually avoided Ryanair so far because of its appalling reputation especially for disabled people ( who can quite frankly go to hell according to Mr O' Leary, the tales of terrible treatment are just quite nightmarish ) .

Charging for toilets is yet another one of those ridiculous greedy venal schemes to make a fast buck and I would not put it past him to do so if he can get away with it.

Though on this point I am extremely lucky as I have never so far ever had to use an airplane toilet even on round the world long haul journeys ! 40 years of flying and I still have never seen the inside of one. Thank goodness as they look awful on films... And I never want to find out to be honest.
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:44 PM
 
Location: SW France
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Is there any truth in the rumour that the airmasks have a credit card swipe facility if you wish to use them for more than five minutes?
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