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Carry-on fees? Bah! We'll charge you for going to the bathroom!

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by SixToe, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    Irish airline considers charging to use the loo and may remove some to add seats:

  2. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    Now that's yellow journalism.....
  3. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    They're going to have a lot of pissed off customers.
  4. murphyc

    murphyc Well-Known Member

    Reminds me of a great Alaska Airlines ad from the late 1980s.
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I think People Express did something similar during the 1980s.
  6. Iron_chet

    Iron_chet Well-Known Member

    This is just another publicity stunt by O'Leary.

    Flying RyanAir is not a pleasant experience. No window shades or seat back trays. Flight Attendants doing the hard sell to drive revenue. No check in person, on-line only in some airports. Pay extra for everything.

    He has said that he wants to offer free flights and make money on the ancillary charges.
  7. bydesign77

    bydesign77 Active Member

    they pretty much do... i flew ryanair from LGW to DUB last year and the actual ticket cost 2.5 pounds each. That's confirmed.

    Tack on the fees and everything else, I ended up paying around 79 dollars each (ridiculous, yes).

    The flight was fine, but no frills for sure. got a kick out of the attendants hardselling lotto tix and the like.
  8. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    Guess I'd have to bubble and squeak into an air sick bag.

    what do they charge for one of those?
  9. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Do they lose people's luggage?
  10. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    You can avoid the fees if you work at it, but it's not easy. The debit/credit card fees are the most obnoxious. £5 per segment, which the EU says has to be included in the fare if it's unavoidable. So RyanAir makes it free for holders of one particular type of card that virtually no one has. I think it's a MasterCard prepaid debit card or some such now.

    It's not comfortable, the selling is annoying and they tend to use airports in the middle of nowhere. But the price is damn good. There's a £9.99 fare sale on now, and that's high. Usually the sales are £5.
  11. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    All of you should just be damn happy there is even a bathroom on any airplanes so shut up, stop whining and pay the fucking fees. [/bydesign77, airline customer service expert]
  12. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    That's a good price worth some discomfort.
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