Ryanair To Charge Toilet Fee & Raise Seasonal Luggage ChargeApril 8th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Apr 08 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Ryanair and Boeing have been in discussions recently to negotiate the terms of putting coin operated toilets on the planes. They also plan to reduce the number of these to one per plane, for 189 passengers. Soon after this was reported, the airline released an announcement stating that they will also temporarily raise luggage charges for the summer season in a new money making plan.
It will cost around one pound, or a dollar and sixty five cent to use the toilet. The plan is for this to be in place on all Ryanair flights within the next two years. Ryanair CEO, Michael O’Leary did not yet release an exact date for the plan to begin. O’Leary also stated that he plans to ask Boeing to add a credit card reader to the toilet entries.
Included in the big O’Leary money making scheme, is an idea to rake out two of every three toilets on each airplane, to make room for six more seats per flight. This means that although they will be six more people on every flight, there will be only one bathroom for the plane full of passengers and crew. He was quoted as saying, “We are flying aircraft on an average flight time of one hour around Europe. What the (expletive) do we need three toilets for?”
Another part of the plan is to possibly charge for sick bags when they are needed. London’s “Daily Mail” also said “one of (Ryanair’s) more controversial plans (now) under discussion is (to) introduce new baggage measures, which would see passengers replace baggage handlers to load luggage onto aircraft.” This is to cut the cost by eliminating baggage handlers. Passengers and crew alike are outraged by this whole idea. Passengers will be required to pay more to have less conveniences, and baggage handlers would be out of a job. Airline security says that this one will not fly. “I am struggling to understand this. They have not discussed this with us,” a spokesman for London Stansted tells the “Telegraph”. “There are security and practical considerations to be taken into account,” the spokesman adds.
In his defense (if there is one) O’Leary did add that he will not be considering raising the prices for obese passengers to fly. According to the “Telegraph”, he “has ruled out proposals to charge obese passengers more for their flights because he regards the idea as impractical.”
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