Friday, July 10, 2009

Lord of the fees says: Stand during flights and travel free!

"On July 3rd I wrote a story on Spring Airlines' idea to cut costs by allowing people to stand during flights. I ended the story by saying: "Let us hope that the idea is turned down by Chinese aviation authorities. If not, you may soon be standing on Ryanair flights as well, believe me!!" Am I getting psychic? No, it just tells you how predictable Ryanair's Michael O'Leary is! "

Sky news reports on his last idea. Inspired by Spring Airlines, he will remove five rows in the back of the airplane and offer those willing to stand free tickets.

Michael O'Leary knows, however, as well as I do, that a free ticket at Ryanair is not free. In addition to the price of the ticket you will have to pay national taxes, pay to go to the toilet, pay to check in extra luggage, pay to pay, and on and on and on.....

He even wanted to make you pay if you were overweight, but dropped after intense protests.

That certainly makes Michael O'Leary Lord of the Fees.......

Ryanair's last stunt must be approved by the Irish aviation authorities. Let us hope that they do not approve this absurd idea. I will certainly keep you posted!

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