Michael O'Leary, CEO of Irish discount airline Ryanair - Seat belts don't matter

  • metta

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    Nov 10, 2012 6:06 PM GMT
    Michael O'Leary, CEO of Irish discount airline Ryanair - Seat belts don't matter


    "O'Leary, of course, has suggested charging to use airplane lavatories. His seatbelt comments tie into his stated desire to remove the last 10 rows of seats in airplanes to create a standing section."

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    http://www.sfgate.com/business/boeing/article/Airline-exec-Seatbelts-don-t-matter-4023967.php
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    Nov 10, 2012 6:37 PM GMT
    This guy will do anything for publicity. I do not know what discount airlines are like in the US, but here in the UK they lure passengers by advertising amazingly cheap seats, then add on extras during the booking process. Want to bring a bag? That's £25. Want to pay by card? That's £10. Want to print a ticket? That's £60. Before you know it, you discover you could have got as good a deal booking with a reputable airline. Their check-in desks at the airport look like a war zone. I have never used them and never will. Give me British Airways any day.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2012/may/11/cheap-flights-add-ons-add-up
  • Webster666

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    Nov 11, 2012 12:47 AM GMT
    "Standing Room Only ?!
    LOL.
    Anybody who's ever experienced the slightest amount of turbulence, knows that this is just asking for injuries, deaths, and lawsuits.

    For instance, think of that plane that made a "hard landing," but landed safely, on the Hudson River. Now, imagine those passengers having NO SEAT BELTS, and a bunch of them STANDING, as the plane landed.
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    Nov 11, 2012 12:50 AM GMT
    metta8 said
    "O'Leary, of course, has suggested charging to use airplane lavatories. His seatbelt comments tie into his stated desire to remove the last 10 rows of seats in airplanes to create a standing section."


    I think it's to counterbalance the number of overweight people in the first class seats. icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 11, 2012 1:02 AM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidThis guy will do anything for publicity. I do not know what discount airlines are like in the US, but here in the UK they lure passengers by advertising amazingly cheap seats, then add on extras during the booking process. Want to bring a bag? That's £25. Want to pay by card? That's £10. Want to print a ticket? That's £60. Before you know it, you discover you could have got as good a deal booking with a reputable airline.


    In the U.S. wee call that Spirit Airlines.