Airline considers fee for lavatory use

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  1. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Wow - first the charge for carry-on bags. Now this: http://www.cnn.com/2010/TRAVEL/04/07/ryanair.lavatory.fee/index.html?hpt=T2


     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    It's Ryanair. Nothing is too outrageous for them.
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Smells like a publicity stunt ...

    It won't last long ...
     
  4. yg17 macrumors G5

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    They proposed it last year and it was a publicity stunt, now they might actually be serious.
     
  5. stridemat Moderator

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    This is very old news, I remember the MD of Ryaniar mentioning this when he was being interviewed by BBC news in March last year. Yanks, do keep up :p

    Edit - yg17 just types faster than me.
     
  6. eawmp1 thread starter macrumors 601

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    1) Old proposal made new by the airline actually publishing it in the inflight magazine (read article)
    2) Topical because it's on the heels of the carry-on bag charge by Spirit
     
  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, I remember it last year too, but it still reeks of a stunt. They always want to drum up some publicity.
     
  8. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Perhaps. If they go through with this, I hope someone takes a **** right there in the aisle. This is ridculous.
     
  9. stridemat Moderator

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    and whats going to happen if you don't have any change on the flight?
     
  10. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I think there might be some people who pay to see that. :eek:
     
  11. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    I don't think even Ryanair will actually do this - even though they've got their reputation as the worlds most downmarket airline to maintain.
     
  12. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    How can this be legal? :confused:

    They'd better cover the floors of every plane with some sort of waterproof, stainproof material.
     
  13. Melrose Suspended

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    I'll just pee in that little sink in the bar.
     
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    People will just go to a corner and piss into cups. The use of empty plastic cups on flights will rise dramatically, resulting in an increase of a completely different kind of waste.
     
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    I never thought of that. They have to be water proof..
     
  17. gotzero macrumors 68040

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    I do not get why everyone gets so riled up about unbundling. If they want to charge to use the bathroom, fine. No one gets upset about other places that charge for bathrooms.

    I love that mainstream news organizations try to rile people up about this, when the average person never even goes near an airplane in a given year.

    I am ALL FOR charging fees for carryon bags, and I hope all of the airlines do this. It would be wonderful to board a flight where most people do not have carryons, and you can get on/off faster. I would be happy to pay for the privilege not to have to check bags.
     
  18. Gonzo3333 macrumors 6502a

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    What if that special moment comes along for some guy that takes Cialas, and he wants to join the mile high club? Do you think they would charge double almost like hotels do for double occupancy?
     
  19. pooryou macrumors 65816

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    Are you sure about that?
     
  20. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    Bit odd that CNN are reporting this today.. wonder what gives. The proposal is months old. But yeah, it's true, and when you really look at it, it seems like a decent idea - though I'd love to know how they work emergencies into it, such as people being sick.. guess in that case the staff just let you in for free.

    Think about it, when you take a bus you don't pee your pants. This is only for sub 1hr journeys so it can work out.
     

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