Ryanair's O'Leary admits "spend a penny" story was a stunt
There's no way we can talk about wind-up merchant Michael O’Leary without providing him with more of the publicity he no doubt prints off and rolls around naked in each evening. So we're not going to bother mentioning that the grinning loon has revealed his comments concerning fitting coin-operated slots to toilets on board Ryanair flights to be a PR stunt. Oh. Balls.
Instead at a conference last night, the chief executive proposed a new flight tax to be based on a percentage of the ticket price, thereby meaning substantial fare increases on all flights that weren't low cost, as an alternative to the €10 departure tax which will be introduced on April 1st. But he was probably making that up as well. Who knows? Like a filthy man-whore, he'll apparently do anything to get some business.
Next week, O'Leary casually lets slip that he's considering a limb tax on able-bodied individuals taking up too much space on flights, and that children will be considered as hand luggage.