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Are Ryanair taking the piss?

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Image courtesy of Business Innovation Blog

Image courtesy of Business Innovation Blog

I was chatting with a friend of mine earlier today about the fact that Ryanair are now considering charging people £1 to use the toilets on their aeroplanes (Read the news headlines of late last week)

Speaking on BBC Breakfast Michael O’Leary, CEO for Ryanair said;

“One thing we have looked at in the past and are looking at again is the possibility of maybe putting a coin slot on the toilet door so that people might actually have to spend a pound to spend a penny in future”

Very drole.

Is the whole ‘Ryanair experience’ nothing but a social experiment to see how much humiliation people are willing to take for what they believe are ‘cheap’ flights? 

Is it not bad enough that the flights are never as cheap as advertised once you have added the tax and fuel supplement?  (I have yet to hear from one person who has ever actually bought a flight for £1)

Is it not bad enough that you have to pay to check in your bag? (Correct me if I’m wrong – but isn’t that part of whole flying experience?)

Is it not bad enough that if you then want your tickets put in the post to you, you have to pay another fee?  

Is it not bad enough that on the plane itself (sorry did I say plane…I meant glorified catapult) heaven forbid you be taller than 5ft 6″.  If you are you may as well invite the person infront to come sit on your lap, as they virtually will be anyway.

Is it not bad enought that after enduring the discomfort of the flight itself you discover that your destination airport is actually located 20KM away from your desired destination?

Is it not bad enough you have to endure all of these things, without then having to pay £1 for a basic bodily function as well??

I’ve never been a fan of budget airlines anyway, but I feel that this is taking the piss a bit too literally.

(Oh and while I am here – if I am going to pay £5 for a sandwich I at least want that sandwich to be a tasty sandwich)

Rant over.

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Written by Lores

March 2, 2009 at 12:53 pm

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