Pay As You Go: Ryan Air To Install Pay Toilets on Flights

It’s official. Ryanair confirmed that it is working with Boeing to reduce the bathrooms on its planes to a single bathroom and installing pay toilets on 168 planes.

This is part of the brainchild of CEO Michael O’Leary who is struggling to jam more and more people into his planes. He previously indicated that he dreams to having passengers stand on flights to stuff more people into planes, here.

By eliminating all but one bathroom, O’Leary hopes to stuff a half dozen more seats on his flying human cattle cars.

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18 thoughts on “Pay As You Go: Ryan Air To Install Pay Toilets on Flights”

  1. Ryanair ain’t that bad. But the hourlong train ride from Rotterdam to ‘Brussels’ is sure an expensive doozy. Oh, or the hourlong busride from the airport they pass off as Oslo to, well, Oslo. Same with Stockholm. Dublin’s nice though, they use the real airport and it lets off right into the city. Anyway, buying the plane ticket for €10.02 (with €10 credit card fee) makes it feel so good. 🙂

  2. Hey
    This is another reason why under no circumstances will I ever travel on Ryan Air…they have been the leaders in gouging for 20 years…I am sure tho that they will make lots of money for their effort..

  3. [youtube=]

    “You’re going to give the boy a complex.”

  4. “Scots aren’t cheap … we’re thrifty … even when inebriated.”


    If it’s not Scottish, it’s crap!

  5. Sorry about the poor choice of words, but my son’s mother-in-law from Dumfries is C-H-E-A-P. The rest of the Scots I know are, indeed, thrifty. I’m cheap, and know the difference, however small. Say, that feels like a 1982 nickel, doesn’t it?
    BTW, at 68, I’m not a very good dancer and don’t carry much cash. They probably like my Plan B.
    And this will hurt the sales of Guinness, won’t it? Strictly unpatriotic, methinks.

  6. mr.ed

    Geez, I heard the Scots were cheap. They have nothing on this guy.


    Scots aren’t cheap … we’re thrifty … even when inebriated.

  7. One bathroom, and you have to pay for it, on an airplane – cruel and unusual punishment.

  8. That’ll go over well. Wait till they have a few kids doing the potty dance and accidents all over the place because their mom couldn’t find a quarter in her purse or she only had two dimes and a nickel.

  9. You have to remember that Ryan Air is an ULTRA low cost airline, and serves lots of short hops around Europe. These planes would (initially?) only serve flights lasting 1 hour or less. From everything I’ve heard about the experience of flying Ryan, paying for the bathroom is the least of your worries.

  10. I remember pay toilets from my youth … all the Department Stores had them … 10 pay toilet stalls and 1 free stall. My brothers told me that the mens’ rooms had free urinals but pay stalls.

  11. Being that Ryanair is a European company which does not currently have any flights within, to or from the US, I have sincere doubts about whether the FAA is gonna step in. ;P

  12. “installing pay toilets on 168 planes”

    Can they do that? Isn’t there some federal law that would prevent them from providing bathroom facilities to only those who could afford it? Will the FAA (Friendly Airline Advisers) step in?

  13. Randy Macon said it all.

    And I’d like to add that if a CEO is so openly contemptuous of customers that one should consider what kind of “profit enhancements” this yutz is willing to institute in the maintenance bays. “Who needs those expensive alloy bolts! Go get something from the hardware store.”

  14. Anyone who flies Ryan Air is forewarned. I wouldn’t fly the airline, myself. The owner’s contempt for his passengers turns me off.

    It’s also possible that men will be peeing into barf bags (assuming they’re still free) or carry-on bottles and leaving their waste behind. It’ll be like flying in a Skid Row alley.

  15. Qatar’s U.S. ambassador rushed to the defense of his envoy whom authorities say grabbed a surreptitious smoke in a jetliner’s bathroom, sparking a bomb scare and widespread alert that sent jet fighters scrambling to intercept the Denver-bound flight.

    But no explosives were found and authorities speaking on condition of anonymity said they don’t think he was trying to hurt anyone during Wednesday’s scare and he will not be criminally charged.

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