Yes folks (and thanks to those who asked if we were going to write about this!!), Ryanair are planning on charging us to use the toilet on board their aircraft. Now I think this really takes the piss! Sorry, I couldn’t resist!
Here is the story in full taken from the telegraph.co.uk
In an interview on BBC television this morning, Mr O’Leary said that the low-cost airline was looking at the possibility of installing a coin slot on the lavatory door so that “people might actually have to spend a pound to spend a penny.”
Ironically, in a light-hearted survey conducted by Telegraph Travel last November, we asked readers which service they thought no-frills airlines might start charging for in the future.
56 per cent of readers said that a charge for “using the loo” would be the most likely, while 31 per cent chose “reclining seats” and 11 per cent opted for “sick bags”.
Rochelle Turner, head of research at Which? Holiday, condemned the proposal.
“It seems Ryanair is prepared to plumb any depth to make a fast buck and, once again, is putting profit before the comfort of its customers,” she said. “Charging people to go to the toilet might result in fewer people buying overpriced drinks on board, though – that would serve Ryanair right.”
Mr O’Leary said that Ryanair was determined to make air travel easier and more affordable.
“I don’t think there’s anybody in history gone on board a Ryanair flight with less than a pound,” he added.