Airline Gives New Meaning To Flying Standby
Flying is funny. You just have to laugh, because if you got mad every time airlines treated you poorly, you’d be taken away quicker than you could say “Richard Reid” (some of you may have to look that up).
One thing I can say about my latest flight is I had a good seat. A little cramped, but otherwise comfortable. But if I was flying Ryanair (which I doubt I ever will, since it’s an Irish carrier), I may be flying standing up. Ryanair is the same airliner that wants to put pay toilets on its planes (Anyone got a quarter? Anyone? Please!!).
Michael O’Leary, Ryanair’s CEO, told the London Telegraph he’s working on a “standing-room-only” vertical section in which seats would cost as little as $6. O’Leary tells the paper “we’ve been looking at … taking out the last 10 rows of seats so we will have 15 rows of seats and the equivalent of 10 rows of standing area.”
Likely? Doubt it. Publicity stunt? Probably. Crazy? Maybe. Funny? Definitely! That’s why I love to fly. It always makes me laugh.