… news networks go mad.
As much as he has brought the price down in some instances of travel (although I have done journeys in the past that Ryanair are actually more expensive than it’s competitors when putting the product together), having people stand0up during flying is just begging for a disaster.
Apart from “where the hell are they going to store their luggage”, there are little things like evacuation protocols, restraint harnesses, etc that would be needed.
All from a man that seems to tart himself out to the media at any given opportunity (and I’ve probably given him and his airline some free publicity – however this is the soapbox…).
Now it’s common knowledge that RyanAir works on an intresting business model:
1) It makes near enough nothing out of flights (the actual fare component)
2) Most of its additional revenue comes on of tacking on “additional features”
3) … and oh yes… bulk buying and selling aircraft. Knock a 737-800 frame around for a few years, and flog it onto the next victim.
However, it seems that Michael O’Leary cannot keep his gob shut for 5 minutes, bashing other airlines, and trumpeting his own headline fares… when if you dig a little deeper, you’ll find that going over the baggage limits by a few gramms can have a VERY costly effect on your wallet.
Kevin’s Soapbox Comment: Can someone shut up this odious little man please?