Ryanair considers standing passengers, nobody surprised at all

6 July 2009

If ever there was a more blatant case of Sky Marshall O'Leary jumping on a bandwagon to get Ryanair in the papers, you'll be hard pushed to find it. We reported earlier on the story that Chinese budget carriers Spring Airlines are considering allowing passengers to stand during flights. This morning, O'Leary eyes his chance to drum up dubious publicity once more:

The only surprise is that it took the Chinese to come out and suggest it first. You're slipping, Sky Marshall.

[Telegraph.co.uk]

TOPICS:   Travel

12 comments

  • Alan
    O'Leary got absolutely destroyed on Michael McIntyres program there on Saturday night. Absolutely brilliant ! :)
  • Paul S.
    Gah! Missed it, Alan. What was it about?
  • Bill B.
    "O’Leary eyes his chance to drum up dubious publicity once more" What, by being a twat?
  • Inactive
    If you have a quid to spare, there will be a seat in the loo for you..
  • Simon
    STANDING??!!?! I can understand, and endorse, wandering about once the plane is in the air, but standing for the entire flight..... That's gonna make for some interesting take-offs!!!!
  • bob
    Next this fukwits going to ask customers to purchase 50 gallon fuel jerry cabs before boarding.
  • Simon
    Quote : Next this fukwits going to ask customers to purchase 50 gallon fuel jerry cabs before boarding. Nah, it won't quite be that bad, they'll just get you to your foreign destination then demand your credit card details for the plane to fill up for the return journey. As for the story, there is a reason why even the flight attendants and the sandwich trolleys get strapped in during take-off and landing. I sincerely hope that this option is quickly dismissed by whatever health and safety executive looks after flights.
  • AndyM
    £5 for a sheet of toilet paper too.
  • gravy
    What's next........ a hat passed round for the "driver"?
  • MrRsoles
    Vacancies, A friend of ours recently applied for a job as a pilot with Ryan Air, he had an interview but unfortunately was not successful. Our friend asked for feedback on the interview, how well he did etc. He was told this is available but for a fee of...... 500€
  • Madness B.
    [...] ramping up the month’s column inches by jumping on the standing room bandwagon, Ryanair’s website is running a poll to see whether passengers would pay less to stand rather [...]
  • Ten B.
    [...] crazy old Ryanair wants standing room for passengers. Next up from the Sky Marshall – compulsory Hokey Cokey-ing before [...]

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