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GMman

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10-15-2011 06:27 PM

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Airline to remove toilets from planes

by Zebunnisa Mirza
Europe’s biggest airline, Ryanair, has put forth a proposal to remove two out of the three lavatories from its planes

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.

Stinky.

Would you fly an airline if it only had one lavatory on board? Share your comments below.


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#1 posted 10-15-2011 07:25 PM

heck no! I’m pretty sure if someone is using the ONE bathroom, and I gotta take a dump…....things would get messy quick! haha

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#2 posted 10-15-2011 07:33 PM

Perhaps they will introduce potty bags like they have for sick bags. They would then charge a fee for the potty bag and have a special dump trolley for collection. Another option would be to refit the plane with potty seats, but I guess that would cause a lot of seating changes in-Flight.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#3 posted 10-15-2011 07:33 PM

So the targeted ad in the sidebar on the right is for Virgin America and reads:

Savor Every Flight.
Fly with on-demand food and more.

Grab A Seat.

A Breath of Fresh Airline

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#4 posted 10-15-2011 07:42 PM

Following the example of Cathay Pacific (seems to be a message in the company name).
They issue Catheters on the jet-way and instructions can be found on the information card in the seat pocket for optimum fitting and usage. They don’t charge for the catheters, but if you leave them on the plane they will be sent to unclaimed baggage, where you can claim them if you wish.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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patron

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#5 posted 10-15-2011 07:44 PM

that’s what zip-lock bags are for
and can be presented to the custom agents
so they can check for explosives
and illegal foods

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404 - Not Found

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#6 posted 10-15-2011 09:36 PM

Nothing surprises me with Ryan Air. You can take a crap for free but chances are the toilet paper dispenser will be coin operated.

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#7 posted 10-15-2011 09:53 PM

You ain’t seen nothing yet. Ryan Air should have 2 pilots in the cockpit, but one of them is a tailor’s dummy.
Nobody has said a word to the IATA, because the dummy is the best pilot.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#8 posted 10-16-2011 11:45 PM

Better to drive!

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