Allocated seating now a thing at Ryanair
Ryanair, who are trying to go all cuddly and pally of late, have announced that they're going to move to have fully allocated seating on all of their flights, which is a relief for those who hate the mad dash and scramble of the previous system.
This will happen from February 2014 and it has all come about after everyone gave Michael O'Leary dog's abuse in a Q&A on Twitter recently.
The company said in a statement: "This return to allocated seating is Ryanair’s response to the enormous demand from our customers in recent weeks via Ryanair’s 'Tell MOL' customer feedback initiative. Ryanair’s decision to launch fully allocated seating is also part of the airline’s commitment to listen to its customers."
The company are wise to listen to customers, after years of chest beating and swaggering around like a crap Britpop singer. Profits haven't been as strong as they'd hoped. This softly-softly approach comes on the back of the company's first profit warning in a decade.
Shares in Ryanair were also down more than 11% today as investors turned their backs on airline stock. If they're not playing ball, it seems O'Leary has realised that he'll have to be nice to us all. Once profits are up, he'll be back to his old ways, but in the interim, we should enjoy what's being tossed our way.