Ryanair CEO Wants To Do Away With Airline Seatbelts To Allow For Standing Room Only Passengers

November 9, 2012
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The CEO of cheapo Ryanair is now claiming that seatbelts on planes are useless and he should be able to sell standing room spots on his flights.

Such a move could result in flights that cost those standing only a couple of bucks in Europe.

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary ” insists that it would be totally safe because he’s not saying the planes are going to go through areas of massive turbulence, so no one will get tossed around,” writes the Consumerist.

A few gems from a man known as, ah, quite frugal: “If there ever was a crash on an aircraft, God forbid, a seatbelt won’t save you.” “Seatbelts don’t matter.”  ”You don’t need a seatbelt on the London Underground. You don’t need a seatbelt on trains which are traveling at 120mph and if they crash you’re all dead…”

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One Response to Ryanair CEO Wants To Do Away With Airline Seatbelts To Allow For Standing Room Only Passengers

  1. Don Reder on November 9, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    As to the “Pee Fee” I guess while everything in the travel industry is changing, we either adapt to it or rebel in sufficient numbers that the airlines back off on their charges. For most routes, it costs less to fly today than it did twenty years ago and airlines have lost untold billions with many bankruptcies as a result. One does have the feeling today, however, that they are going overboard. Twenty years ago, we saw people coming onto planes in China bringing their own folding chairs, not to mention chickens. I’m not sure how far away we are from having to bring our own seats but we’re probably not too far. But the Pee Fee…?

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