Last year In2tow brought you news that Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary wanted to increase profits by having customers stand up on his planes instead of sitting down, now like all of our readers, In2town staff thought this was a huge joke but Michael O’Leary assured us it was no joke and now it seems the cheap flights airline boss is bringing up the subject again of standing only planes.
Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary who has upset his customers with all his crazy money making ideas feels that by having stand only planes it will increase profits for the company. We are very surprised that the cheap flights airline boss has not yet started charging for heating on the plane, but according to Michael O’Leary, standing on his planes will help boost profits for the airline and could even reduce the cost of what people pay for flights abroad.
As we know, some airlines skimp on legroom to fit more seats in which is very uncomfortable, I know, I have been on a number of planes where I celebrate when I get off and feel my legs again after a three hour flight. But Michael O’Leary is taking his cost cutting exercises a bit to far by declaring again that by having standing up sections on his planes it will help increase profits and allow passengers to get better deals.
The cheap flights airline boss wants to trial the new stand up service by removing ten rows of seats in some aircrafts where tickets could be sold as little as £1.
He told the Telegraph: “If you say to passengers it’s £25 for the seat and £1 for the standing cabin, I guarantee we will sell the standing cabin first. No question,”
“If there ever was a crash on an aircraft, God forbid, a seatbelt won’t save you. Seatbelts don’t matter.
“You don’t need a seatbelt on the London Underground. You don’t need a seatbelt on trains which are travelling at 120mph and if they crash you’re all dead.”
Some passengers have called the idea mad but according to the Ryanair boss, the idea of standing up on planes is not a crazy idea.
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