|Forum topic by GMman||posted 10-15-2011 06:27 PM||874 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
10-15-2011 06:27 PM
Airline to remove toilets from planes
by Zebunnisa Mirza
And in their place, the airline hopes to install 6 extra seats.
“We very rarely use all three toilets on board our aircraft anyway,” the airline’s chief executive, Ryan O’Leary, told The Independent.
The airline’s fleet contains just one model of planes – the Boeing 737-800. There are 189 seats on each plane. That is the maximum number that is currently allowed.
If Ryanair’s proposal was to go through, passengers that fly the airline would have one toilet to share between over 200 people.
There is no law that requires airlines to have a specific number of toilets on their aircrafts.
On the bright side, the company plans to waive the £1 fee (roughly $1.60 CAD) that passengers currently have to pay to use the bathroom on some flights.
If the company moves ahead with the proposed changes, passengers could save up to £2 ($3.22) from a typical £40 ($64.41) ticket, O’Leary says. No news yet of plans to improve the quality of in-lavatory air fresheners.
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