News, but not the serious kind
You did WHAT in the overhead bin?
After paying for their aisle seat, blanket, food and a cocktail, air travelers may need to set aside a little cash for… well, you know…
There’s no delicate way to put this. The chief executive of Europe’s largest budget carrier said today that Ryanair might start charging passengers for using the toilet while flying.
An airline spokesman quickly explained that boss Michael O’Leary sometimes makes things up on the spot. Here is O’Leary’s photo, so you can decide for yourself whether he seems like the type to demand money for a bodily function.
Anyhow, I wouldn’t worry. The lavatory isn’t the only usable space on a plane, if you catch my drift. You’ve got large overhead bins, you’ve got your seatmate’s carry-on luggage when they’re not looking…
Heck, you’ve even got those big heavy metal exit doors with the levers on them. How hard can it be to open those, when you really need to go?
Ryanair jet in a 2004 file photo. REUTERS/ Yves Herman/Files