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Irish discount airline considering pay toilets

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on Feb. 27, 2009 at 2:57 pm |
February 27, 2009 2:57 pm

Michael O’Leary, chief executive of Europe’s biggest discount airline, Ryanair, says the carrier is considering charging passengers for restroom access while flying.

But a company spokesman discounted the possibility saying O’Leary, a plain-speaking, fun-loving manager, sometimes just makes things up.

The airline has no firm plans to put coin slots in airliner restroom doors, said the spokesman.

Ryanair derives much of its income from sales of extra services. The airline, for instance, sells transportation from its sometimes distant airports to city centers. It charges extra from desirable seats, and on-board refreshment.

The company sells advertising on its tray tables and sells the exterior of some of its aircraft as flying billboards.

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