Would you fly an airline that charged you to use the toilet?
Well that’s exactly what an Irish budget airline, Ryanair, is considering!
The Chief executive, Michael O’Leary, said on Friday that the Dublin based carrier was looking at the possibility of charging passengers to use the toilet during flights. If they go forward with this idea toilet doors that will open only with the insertion of a one pound coin (1.10 euros, 1.40 dollars) will be installed on their planes.
O’Leary said : “I don’t think there is anybody in history that has got on board a Ryanair aircraft with less than a pound.”
It is the latest Ryanair idea to save money in the tough economic climate.
Last week the airline confirmed it planned to close all its airport check-in desks by the end of the year to cut costs.
A Ryanair spokesman, Stephen McNamara, later played down the toilet charge idea.
“Michael makes a lot of this stuff up as he goes along and while this has been discussed internally there are no immediate plans to introduce it,” he said.
Would you fly on an airline that charged to use the toilet? I might if it were a short flight as I probably wouldn’t need to use the washroom, but for a long flight – forget it! Airlines charge enough as it is!