Yet Another Airline Fee: Pay-to-Potty
Yesterday I told you that Spirit Air will soon start charging passengers up to $45 for their carry-on bags. What could top that? Well, how about pay-to-potty? Its being reported that Ryanair, which bills itself as “Europe’s first and largest low fares airline,” is thinking about charging passengers to use the bathroom on flights lasting one hour or less.
A Ryanair official told the Daily Mail of London the carrier hopes the toilet fee will change customers’ habits. “By charging for the toilets we are hoping to change passenger behavior so that they use the bathroom before or after the flight,” Stephen McNamara tells the paper. “That will enable us to remove two out of three of the toilets and make way for at least six extra seats.”
How much will the “pay to poo” system cost you? The airline plans to charge the dollar equivalent of between $1.30 and $1.55 for the privilege of using the toilet.
I’ve heard it’ll be a coin-operated system. “Anyone gotta quarter I can borrow? Anyone? Hurry. Please!”