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Old 27th Feb 2009, 08:27
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Ryanair Charge for toilet use

Whilst watching MOL discuss his reasons behind everyone using on-line checking, a new idea of his also came up. Every passenger o/b having to pay up to a pound/euro to use the toilet!?

Is this even legal? Fair enough they do this at train stations but there are other places to go. Up there, your choice is pretty limited!
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Old 27th Feb 2009, 08:29
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Thank you, but I prefer to use my own bucket or go out of the window..
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Old 27th Feb 2009, 08:31
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If he said that, I would imagine it was tongue in cheek. . . . . . surely ?
well then again
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Old 27th Feb 2009, 08:33
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He was dead serious, Ryanair are looking into it!

He compared railway stations, where you have to pay to 'go', and felt it is a way to increase what he called discretionary expenditure.

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Old 27th Feb 2009, 08:38
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This one could bite them on the bum. There would have to exemptions for small children/disabled/medical conditions, and everybody else would stop buying their overpriced coffee so they didn't need to use the toilet.

Just though. Is an aircraft the only place where women don't go to the loo in pairs
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Old 27th Feb 2009, 08:39
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100% serious. One of his (many used) reasons was again to keep the costs down, as well as if train stations can do it, so can i!! Not his exact words but close enough!
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Old 27th Feb 2009, 08:40
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and soon it shall be a few pounds for using the life jacket....
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Old 27th Feb 2009, 08:41
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Just bring a bottle!!!
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Old 27th Feb 2009, 08:43
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How many "tokens" will the crew receive a day ? 1 per sector ? 1 per day ?
pay your own (like everything else )
The wonderful thing about Ryanair is the mind expanding bare faced cheek of it all.
If someone used this in a comedy sketch, people would laugh and just go Nah our beloved MOL believes however that it is reasonable
Guaranteed to boost passenger figures.
For years pax have been disgusted/perplexed when/if they felt unwell and were told if they wanted a glass of water they would have to pay.
I am looking forward to the first court case when some hooligan with a vindaloo tummy dumps in the aisle with the perfectly valid excuse "sorry mate I had no loose change" (only something else loose )
For the moment I have to say unbefeckinglievable, but I stand-by to be corrected.
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Michael O'Leary the enemy of aviation!!!

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Old 27th Feb 2009, 08:54
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I'm sorry but how does he justify pay to go in aircraft by saying train stations do it... surely the correct comparison would be between trains and aeroplanes and trains do not charge to go. If you need the toilet this can be an immediate health and safety issue, it is quite possible to rupture a bladder if anything happens. If he is allowed to charge someones ass seriously needs to be kicked.
Does this guy get off over the world hating him?
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Old 27th Feb 2009, 08:56
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Literally taking the...........

His rants on the TV usually just pass me by but this mornings was something special. He even had the front to defend the 5/person/sector charge just for using a debit card! Claiming that using VISA/Electron is free is bad enough but forgetting to add that it needs to be a Ryanair Visa card to avoid the charges is misleading at the very least. Shame the interviewer wasn't properly armed!
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Old 27th Feb 2009, 09:03
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MOL is such a banker.

If this happens I bet the crew have to pay too.
Can you imagine the state of the aircraft after a flight, I can imagine there are people who would happily just use the rear galley as a toilet ?

Something should be done about this company, is there no limit to the depths that they are prepared to sink ? They are the laughing stock of aviation in europe.

I know of at least one major UK airline that will not use ruinair for crew positioning. Says' it all really......
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Old 27th Feb 2009, 09:15
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Captain_djaffar wrote:
"and soon it shall be a few pounds for using the life jacket"

It would not surprise me if this happened.
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Old 27th Feb 2009, 09:22
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In those train stations I pay to use the toilet, there is always an attendant making sure the facilities are kept clean, tidy and somewhat safe.
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Old 27th Feb 2009, 09:24
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Is this some kind of joke?!

I think they're going a bit too far!
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Old 27th Feb 2009, 09:25
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Assuming they stay as an Irish registered company, he'll find that under Irish law, if he wants to charge for toilet facilities, he'll have to cease selling food and drink on board.
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Old 27th Feb 2009, 09:27
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and soon it shall be a few pounds for using the life jacket....
And a 1/1 coin in the slot to feed oxygen to the mask when they drop down
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Old 27th Feb 2009, 09:29
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As I've said before: if you want to see the future of aviation (including terms and conditions for the employees!) look no further than trains or buses.

When will the first punch clocks appear in crew rooms? Oh wait, those are already there, they're just disguised as computers to check for emails, OM updates and print out flight plans.
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Old 27th Feb 2009, 09:30
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You can guarantee those wee closets are still going to be as disgusting as they are now, even if you do have to pay. You think the hosties are gonna get commission every time a passenger uses the lavatory in their section of the aircraft?

I'll take the train!
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