Ryanair revive mid-air toilet tax nonsense
Two Ryanair stories in one day is enough to drive anyone to the brink of drink, but we thought you might like to know that Sky Captain Michael O’Leary has revived the idea of charging passengers to use the toilet on his planes within two years.
The nakedly greedy ploy was met with a combination of laughter and derision back in February, and Sky Captain O’Leary later poo-pooed the idea and said he was just taking the piss. But now that he’s gone away and given it some further thought, he genuinely thinks he can justify it now. His reasoning is that, as the average Ryanair flight lasts for about an hour, people shouldn’t need the toilet anyway.
Better still, he has explained that if he got rid of two of the three toilets in his Boeing 737-800 jets, he could fill the space with up to six extra seats and claw in some more much-needed revenue that way.
Maybe it’s related to something that stretches back to his childhood. Perhaps he was made to stand in the corner until he danced on the spot like a possessed Michael Flatley before he was granted permission to have a leak. Or maybe he’s just a grabbing, sociopathic bastard. He’s probably just a daringly clever self-publicist… and we’ve fallen for it yet again. Oh Sky Captain, we hate you but we can't resist you!