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Ha ha ha ha - now Ryanair want us to stand on flights.

(19 Posts)
LaurieFairyCake Mon 06-Jul-09 13:17:26

Is there a man better at using the media than Leary - the man is a genius at promotion

first it was toilet charging aand now this

mayorquimby Mon 06-Jul-09 13:34:07

why isn't this man running the country?

Fimbo Mon 06-Jul-09 13:36:04

You can imagine exactly where my dc would want to sit..

Bah, silly silly man.

NorbertDentressangle Mon 06-Jul-09 13:37:57

Will he be charging passengers for the air they breathe on board his flights next?

bran Mon 06-Jul-09 13:38:03

grin at mayorquimby.

Everytime I read his latest idea I wonder if he has some sort of bet or dare going on to see how unpleasant he can make travelling with Ryanair before passengers prefer to stay home rather than travel with them.

mayorquimby Mon 06-Jul-09 15:41:08

i still fly with them regularly. i'm flying with them in 2 days so fingers crossed i haven't jinxed my trip by praising o'leary

Hassled Mon 06-Jul-09 15:49:08

I like the comment from Anon of Manchester even though he does need a trip to Pedants' Corner:

"But how much will i be charged for having a pee stood up? And will ladys have to pay more as they have to sit down for a pee?"

Vamonos Mon 06-Jul-09 15:49:35

Well the buses and railways get away with charging passengers FULL fare to have to stand up and get thrown around in the aisles, so I guess that's where he's got his inspiration from hmm

ImGoingToCountToThree Mon 06-Jul-09 15:56:12

They will be getting real stools in the aisles if they start taking away and charging for toilets.

Frasersmum123 Mon 06-Jul-09 16:07:22

How can it be safe though? hmm

mayorquimby Mon 06-Jul-09 16:24:29

well in my mind i'm picturing an over the shoulders kind of strap/barrier like you'd get in a stand up rollercoaster/free-fall style ride except more compact perhaps.
as far as i was aware the seat belts only stop you from getting thrown around in turbulence/take off/landing in case the altitude of the plane drops suddenly so surely being strapped in securely but standing up would offfer similar protection. i doubt it's going to happen any time soon but surely it will be an inevitability if the technology were available?
i don't know if it is feasible or not, i'm just wondering why people are so quick to dismiss it as unfeasible, and i'm not sure if i'm missing something so would love an explanation as i'm genuinely interested to know why people don't think it would work.
BTW i seriously doubt ryanair are about to implement this tomorrow, but i can see it in a decade or so.i think like everything else people would just need to get used to the idea.

mayorquimby Mon 06-Jul-09 16:25:14

*it WOULD be an ...

UndertheBoredwalk Mon 06-Jul-09 16:30:35

I can see it going ahead too actually. Lets be honest, a ryanair flight pretty much is just like catching a bus. They look like buses inside. I've been on ryanair flights that were shorter than the bus takes to get into town here! So it's not like anyone will really be stood up for hours is it.
I don't think I'd have a problem with it tbh.

squeaver Mon 06-Jul-09 17:32:26

Not allowed - safety. How the hell would you strap yourself in for turbulence??

I wish "respectable" news organisations would stop falling for O'Leary's publicity-seeking garbage.

mayorquimby Mon 06-Jul-09 17:54:57

same way you strap yourself in when seated. warning light comes on and an instruction for all passengers to fasten their seat belts/shoulder straps.

purepurple Mon 06-Jul-09 18:01:43

he'll be getting us all to strap ourselves on to the bloody wings next
can you imagine a bit of turbulence and all the strapped in passengers have strangled themselves hmm
don't airlines charge a lot for transporting bodies?
maybe that's the plan
cheap flight one way
dead on arrival
expensive flight back home
I've got him sussed

FairyMum Mon 06-Jul-09 18:43:08

Agree he is a genius at promotion and I don't get why people get so upset about his ideas.Its not like anyone is forced to fly Ryanair.

Gateau Tue 07-Jul-09 09:25:25

No nothing about this but we have just got back from a hol where we flew with Ryanair and I was really impressed with them: cheap as chips flights that left on time - and arrived early both times, and great onboard service.
Would choose them again without a shadow of a doubt.

JetLi Tue 07-Jul-09 09:39:59

Charging for the bog still makes me snigger - someone emailed in to Eddie Mayer on Radio 4 and said if charging £1 would guarantee the seat would be dry, then they'd happily pay it <shudder>

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