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Pay toilets on airplanes?

  1. Feb 27, 2009 #1

    Evo

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    Surely, they wouldn't dare?

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090227/ap_on_re_eu/eu_ireland_ryanair_pay_toilets [Broken]
     
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  3. Feb 27, 2009 #2

    LowlyPion

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    Better carry exact change then.

    (Maybe that's why those Hale Bop travelers had rolls of quarters in their pockets?)
     
  4. Feb 27, 2009 #3
    How would they react if a passenger relieved him/her self on the plane leaving a puddle of urine flowing in a channel along the aisle? Would you get fined or arrested?
     
  5. Feb 27, 2009 #4

    Tom Mattson

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    Two words: pickle jar
     
  6. Feb 27, 2009 #5

    Art

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    Michael O'Leary is an incredibly arrogant person. He'd do it just to revel in the controversy it created.
     
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  7. Feb 27, 2009 #6
    Will the drinks be free now??
     
  8. Feb 27, 2009 #7

    turbo

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    Only the beer and coffee.
     
  9. Feb 27, 2009 #8
    This is the image that came to my mind. Actually, although this particular idea is unseemly, I like the idea of unbundling the fare structure. I would prepare for flights by making sure to go before I go and then just pay as many times as necessary. On a short flight my fare, in principal at least, would be cheaper and on long flights, no more expensive. Let's see, that's $149 for taking off, and $399 for landing.
     
  10. Feb 27, 2009 #9
    OMG wheres the pickle jar?
     
  11. Feb 27, 2009 #10

    LowlyPion

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    Just imagine a plane landing in Edinburgh and you're standing in front of the Terminal gate doors when it lands and the restrooms are directly behind you...
     
  12. Feb 27, 2009 #11

    tiny-tim

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    I think you've been had, Evo!

    A Ryanair spokesman reported on BBC radio news has said that Michael O'Leary was just taking the **** :biggrin:
     
  13. Feb 27, 2009 #12

    Evo

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    The article said he might be joking. :wink:
     
  14. Feb 27, 2009 #13

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    Ryanair are notorious publicity hounds, they get 10x as much press as the other UK budget airlines because Mr O'Leary is extremely good at pulling the strings of the newspapers.
     
  15. Feb 27, 2009 #14

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    I'd gladly pay $1.50 to use the bathroom on a plane!

    It had better be...

    • Very clean. I don't want to have to mop the seat before I sit down :yuck:.
    • Nicely decorated. A little marble would be nice...or how about some teak? The lighting should be soft...maybe, candles? An understated chandelier would be a nice touch.
    • Roomy. I should be able to do jumping jacks in there, with room to spare.
    • A hot tub would be appreciated. And a sauna. Maybe a masseuse?

    Oh yeah, I'd pay a buck-fifty for that.
     
  16. Feb 27, 2009 #15
    Will they only carry British passengers with British coins or they will have like 10 different slots?
     
  17. Feb 27, 2009 #16

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    He wasn't joking when he wanted to charge disabled passengers for the use of wheel chairs. He went to court with that one and lost.

    He wasn't joking about this charge either.

    http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/n...ryanairrsquos-lsquowee-feersquo-14207987.html

    It seems the company might have been embarrassed by the negative publicity.
     
  18. Feb 27, 2009 #17

    mgb_phys

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    The airport charges the airline (18GBP=$25)- idea was to embarrass BAA (the airport owner) into dropping the charges to the airline. There was accusations that the airport were pushing wheelchairs onto passengers who didn't need them and then billing the airlines.
    BAA got taken to court for breaking disability discrimination laws, but on a technicality they were allowed to make the airline pay 50% of the cost.

    BAA are the reason flying in the UK is so bad. They were a government monopoly that was privatised, they now own an control all the major airports. they couldn't be split up because the airports were vital to the country - right upto the point that BAA was sold to a Spanish company.
     
  19. Feb 27, 2009 #18
    I'd pay $5.00 if they made it...roomier.
     
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