Saturday, February 28, 2009

Ryanair to charge for loos?

Have £1 ready or you'll have to piss yourself

Our old mates Ryanair are back on form. Right when you thought Michael O'Leary hadn't made the news in a while, there he is, turning what used to be an ongoing internet joke into reality.

When I wrote this article last summer about Ryanair's creative ways of turning billions into zillions, I found out about several one-liners circulating on the web about Ryanair charging you to, say, speak to a flight attendant, breathe, or use the toilet.

Rest assured, speaking to a 'cabin crew' member is still free of charge and so is the notion that you won't have to pay for inhaling and exhaling. But, drums rolling, yesterday Ryanair said they are seriously "considering charging passengers for using the toilet while flying", with CEO Michael O'Leary adding that they may install a "coin slot on the toilet door".

So there we are. Someone wants to make money off our bodily fluids. We won't let it happen. Rub your hands, Pampers and Huggies.

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