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  • Watch out for the $20 gangway access fee (both boarding and disembarking), $50 inflight oxygen surcharge and $40 'you're stupid' fee
  • Those wishing to fly on holiday should instead be permitted to stand at the back on a plane, which he considers to be "just a b----- bus with wings".

    A what with wings?

    biatch?
    bastard?
    bar mitzvah?
  • The libertarian in me says they should be able to offer that option. Anyone that would fly on a plane without seatbelts would accept the risk, but they'd also be total idiots. Darwin in action. After all, it isn't like anyone has ever been saved by a seatbelt on a plane. So when it happens and Ryanair is sued, castigated by the press and public, and run out of business...it would be glorious.

    /sarcasm

    Yes, I'm a libertarian, but I think eliminating seatbelts is stupid. I think a better solution to removing seatbelts would be for Ryanair to actually innovate and find ways to save weight on a plane without sacrificing safety.
  • Also, can't they set up seats vertically so they can pack people in like sardines?
  • I saw a legit proposal for SRO flights a few years ago, maybe in PopSci. Basically, you'd get a saddle seat, like you would on a amusement ride.

    And somebody tell this dumbass that those seat belts he wants to get rid of come in real handy when you hit bad turbulence.
  • slayer199: The libertarian in me says they should be able to offer that option. Anyone that would fly on a plane without seatbelts would accept the risk, but they'd also be total idiots. Darwin in action. After all, it isn't like anyone has ever been saved by a seatbelt on a plane. So when it happens and Ryanair is sued, castigated by the press and public, and run out of business...it would be glorious.

    /sarcasm

    Yes, I'm a libertarian, but I think eliminating seatbelts is stupid. I think a better solution to removing seatbelts would be for Ryanair to actually innovate and find ways to save weight on a plane without sacrificing safety.


    It has nothing to do with weight, they just want to pack more people into the planes. Stupid seats taking up valuable space.
  • Fine by me. I hate the airlines enough as it is, may as well try something different.
  • dletter: It has nothing to do with weight, they just want to pack more people into the planes. Stupid seats taking up valuable space.


    Which is why I added my 2nd post after re-reading TFA.
  • slayer199: dletter: It has nothing to do with weight, they just want to pack more people into the planes. Stupid seats taking up valuable space.

    Which is why I added my 2nd post after re-reading TFA.


    Didn't catch that, just reacted to the Boobies....

    And I believe Ryan Air did propose "vertical seats" originally... Link

    But, I guess they decided, why not just go all the way...
  • The millitary does this, don't they?
  • I_Am_Weasel: Those wishing to fly on holiday should instead be permitted to stand at the back on a plane, which he considers to be "just a b----- bus with wings".

    A what with wings?

    biatch?
    bastard?
    bar mitzvah?


    "Bloody," referring to menstrual blood. Brits find the word as offensive as "shiatty."
  • Having flown with Ryanair once... NEVER AGAIN.
  • doglover: The millitary does this, don't they?


    Kinda sorta. Depending on the flight, they have web seating. No seat belts still though.
  • Ryanair's CEO makes proposals like this frequently, even though he knows full well that none of them are remotely acceptable in terms of aviation safety. In fact, a lot of his suggestions are in jest and not to be taken seriously.
  • Didn't Lewis Black make a joke like this?
  • Michael O'Leary is a greedy troll. Do not feed the troll. Thank you.
  • Ryan Air: Run by retards.

    Seriously. Yes I'm sure in a full out, uncontrolled, "plane slams in to the ground face first" kind of crash seatbelts do fark-all. That isn't why they are there. They are there for far more common things. One is simply turbulence. In heavy turbulence, a seatbelt can be the difference between being in the seat and smacking your head on the ceiling. Yes, really planes can bounce around that much and no it isn't any fun. Also in a controlled sort of crash, like the flight ditched in to the Hudson, you can have an acceleration shock when stopping, but one mild enough the seatbelts do plenty to keep everyone safe.

    It is the same shiat as a car really. If you hit a solid concrete wall, head on at 90 mph, there really isn't shiat your car can do, the acceleration will kill you. Seatbelts, airbags, etc all are more or less useless. However that is not a normal accident. Normally things are much more sedate, lower speeds, softer targets, and less acceleration. In those cases, seatbelts often are the difference between life and death, or serious and minor injury.
  • Standing on a plane?

    Buses can crash all the time or simply brake hard to rearrange the passengers inside and we don't have seat belts in most of those (only long distance highway buses have them here)
    Trains also can go really fast and we don't have seat belts on them either.
    So we don't really need them on planes.

    But seats? Every flown through a storm or had the plane excitingly drop a couple of hundred feet due to an airhole or what they are called? I do not want to do that while standing.
  • If other airlines proposed this, I might take it up.

    I don't fly Ryanair anymore after me and my fiance almost died on a sketchy takeoff last year.
  • This idea is retarded. Now excuse me, I have to drop my kids off at the bus stop. They are late for school.
  • Bathia_Mapes: Ryanair's CEO makes proposals like this frequently, even though he knows full well that none of them are remotely acceptable in terms of aviation safety. In fact, a lot of his suggestions are in jest and not to be taken seriously.


    Not so much in jest, but rather to get free publicity. Giving ridiculous interviews like this firm his brand's reputation as a cheap-at-all-costs airline where.
  • I_Am_Weasel: Those wishing to fly on holiday should instead be permitted to stand at the back on a plane, which he considers to be "just a b----- bus with wings".

    A what with wings?

    biatch?
    bastard?
    bar mitzvah?


    bloody bus with wings.
  • So... catapult?

    //wish we had budget airlines
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