Irish carrier RyanAir is known for coming up with unusual ways to cut costs in a steady effort to keep fares unthinkably low.In 2009, for example, CEO Michael O’Leary proposed standing-seating, the logic being that you can stuff more passengers onto an aircraft when they are packed in vertically.
Other cost-saving methods have included abolishing check-in desks, asking passengers to carry their own luggage onto the plane, and charging for in-flight meals.
Now, in its latest penny-pinching scheme, the budget airline has introduced plans to reduce the number of toilets on each plane from three to one, allowing space for up to six extra seats.
Trimming the number of onboard lavatories, thereby increasing the aircraft’s carrying capacity, could slash ticket costs by as much as 5 per cent, reports thejournal.ie.
While a spokesman for the carrier said the new layout will only be implemented on short-haul flights, it remains to be seen what distance passengers are willing to go — or at least how far their bladders will let them — to save money.
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