Discount Airline CEO Pondering ‘Standing Room Only’ Flights
(LONDON) — Ryanair, a no-frills airline based in Ireland that has already made headlines for contemplating pay toilets for its flights, has a new idea for the cost-conscious flier: standing room only flights.
According to the U.K. Telegraph, RyanAir CEO Micahel O’Leary says he could get flights down to a few bucks if he makes the plan a reality.
“If there ever was a crash on an aircraft, God forbid, a seatbelt won’t save you,” he told the paper.
O’Leary commented, “The problem with aviation is that for 50 years it’s been populated by people who think it’s this wondrous sexual experience; that it’s like James Bond and wonderful and we’ll all be flying first class when really it’s just a bloody bus with wings. Most people just want to get from A to B. You don’t want to pay £500 for a flight.”
The CEO explained the cheap flight plan wouldn’t be dangerous.
“We’re not talking about areas of huge turbulence around Europe,” he said.
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