April 10, 2010

Ryanair Toilet Fee

Americans may not know Ryanair, but in Europe it is one of the leading discount airlines, so it made big news when they announced the unusual plan of charing a toilet fee where airline ticket holders have to pay a fee each time they use the plane's restroom.

According to the Daily Mail, "no-frills [Ryanair] is working with Boeing to redesign the cabin and develop coin-operated toilets on 168 of its planes. Not content with charging passengers for use of the facilities, the airline is also looking at reducing the number of toilets on board, leaving just one available cubicle for up to 189 passengers."

The plan is controversial but with Airlines around the world suffering and having to make cutbacks, travelers may ahve to get used to this as time goes on.

Ryanair Toilet Fee

European discount giant Ryanair is pushing ahead with plans to charge passengers to use the lavatories, news that comes just a day after U.S. low-cost carrier Spirit said it would charge for overhead bin space. How much will it cost you? The airline plans to charge either €1 or £1 on flights of an hour or less, according to ATW Online. That works about to between $1.30 and $1.55 for the privilege of using the toilet.

Ryanair Toilet Fee

Posted at April 10, 2010 3:50 AM