Saturday, February 28, 2009

Pee Fee?

LONDON, England (CNN) -- The ever budget-conscious boss of Ryanair has suggested the discount airline may start charging passengers for using the toilet on board its flights.

Michael O'Leary said the airline had revived inquiries into whether the airline could install coin-operated toilets on its fleet.

"People might actually have to spend a pound to spend a penny in future," he said in a BBC interview, adding "We're always in Ryanair looking at the ways of constantly lowering the costs of air travel and making it more affordable and easier for passengers to fly with us."

Asked by the incredulous presenter what passengers would do if they found themselves without money mid-flight, O'Leary replied: "I don't think there is anybody in history that has got on board a Ryanair aircraft with less than a pound." "LINK"

As one that takes more than his share of flights I figure I'm allowed to weigh in on this. Now I'm not "That Guy" you know the one that gets a window seat but manages to make you get out of your seat 3 or 4 times so I can go to the restroom.
I have on occasion meandered my way to the the back of the plane if for no other reason that I want to make sure that I wasn't missing some cool new feature that had been recently installed into the airplanes bathroom.
Come on after you install a coin-op on the door how many flights will it take to see any return on investment? Are they going to have to install a change machine as well?
The only way I could see this plan ever making money is if they only had female passengers because they always have to go to the bathroom.

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