Spend a penny? How about a pound!

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.

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11 thoughts on “Spend a penny? How about a pound!

  1. I love this site!!

    Good to see LyinAir and Effin O’Leary are striking again… I hope he starts stumping out for martial arts lessons for his staff as they will be facing a lot of ‘pissed’ off customers – again.

    As for everybody carrying cash on board, I stopped doing that a long time ago. Mind you, I would imagine O’Leary will come up with a solution that will involve a credit card machine on the toilet door, an exchange rate that is hugely in LyinAir’s favour and an additional £4 for charge for using a credit or debit card.

    Personally, I’m all for doing it in my own plastic bottle and leaving it on board for him and his poxy staff to clear up when I’ve gone.

  2. They should call this airline “White-Trash-Air”! Next they’ll be charging for the oxygen you breath in-flight (or there’ll be a fee if the masks drop down… “Wanna live? Insert $20 here to enable oxygen flow!”).

    Trash.

  3. Hi, haven’t read everything on the blog. I am still laughing after my last, really my last episode with ryanair. To get ryanair to issue a letter of no show, they charge up to 20 GBP. Funny thing is that the insurance company that asked me to get a no show letter was so appalled by this unethical way of buisness that they gave us the money without the letter of no show.
    If the insurance company is the good guy, where does that leave ryanair?

  4. No longer very cheap, but certainly very nasty… It is only a question of time before a joke becomes reality with FlyandDaredotcom. But it may be that this charge will be ineffective because when there is a queue, passengers coming out of the loo will hopefully hold the door open for the next person going in

  5. Hi, just discovered your blog. (Just by searching on “hate Ryanair”, trying to find kindered hearts) Are you on Twitter?

  6. Recently read an article in which “Leprechaun O’leary!” commented that he had cancelled his apparent order of 300 jets because of financial reasons, he probably expects Boeing to deliver for free. Even Airbus don’t want his business, now he plans to buy some kind of Chinese plane with propellers but the prototype has already crashed…!
    To add to this he suggested that Boeing were too stupid to be able to build toilet doors with money slots. Mr ‘o L either doesn’t understand that when toilets are removed and replaced with a single slot toilet, as well as extra seats to sit those extra passengers then more time will be needed to evacuate the aircraft in case of an accident. Hence – More doors, More escape chutes, New aircraft type, New aircraft type licence and testing required… Either he is too stupid himself to realise this or he just wants the press coverage.. But I even read a recent article that the press are even getting sick of him now !!

  7. How long will it take for RyanAir planes to start.smelling like call boxes? I wouldn’t want to be the one collecting ‘empty’ cans and cups on one of his flights.

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