Another day, another pathetic stunt from Ryanair
There is now no doubt whatsoever that Michael O'Leary is a wind-up merchant. He will clearly doing anything whatsoever to ensure Ryanair's name never leaves the papers. Whether the attention is good or bad is seemingly irrelevant - as long as people are reading about Ryanair, then they're thinking about the airline more than its competitors.
The past week has seen the chief exec scrap check-in desks at airports and allowed customers to be treated like the shit on his shoe. Now O'Leary has told the BBC that he's considering fitting toilet doors on flights with a coin slot, so that passengers have to "spend a pound to spend a penny":
"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... I don't think there is anybody in history that has got on board a Ryanair aircraft with less than a pound."
For fuck's sake. The problem is he's probably not joking; you can imagine he'd rather see kids piss their pants than have access to a toilet. O'Leary cites train stations that charge for using the amenities, but the difference is you pay for the convenience of not having to find public toilets; finding an alternative at 30,000 ft in a steel tube moving at 300mph isn't really possible.
Scrap that, there is an alternative. Piss in the aisles. Piss on the floor. Walk up to the toilets, and piss on the coin slot. And if you ever meet O'Leary, piss on his shoes. He may re-think the idea then, but probably not.