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article imageBudget airline Ryanair plans to sell standing room flights

By Katerina Nikolas     Nov 19, 2012 in Travel
"Seat-belts don't matter" is the latest mantra of Ryanair's boss, who plans to introduce standing room flights on his low cost budget airline.
Ryanair's CEO Michael O’Leary is once again promoting the idea of standing room flights which would allow passengers to fly within Europe from as little as £1, before all the other charges associated with the airline are factored in. O'Leary famously brokered the idea of charging for in-flight loos, and selling toilet paper embossed with his image.
The fly in the ointment regarding standing room flights are European regulations which require safety belts to be worn for take-offs and landings. In order to facilitate Ryanair's plan to offer standing room O'Leary is promoting the idea that seat-belts don't matter.
According to Pravda O'Leary hopes that European regulations can be changed, saying:
"If there ever was a crash on an aircraft, God forbid, a seat-belt won't save you. You don't need a seat-belt on the London Underground. You don't need a seat-belt on trains which are travelling at 120mph and if they crash you're all dead..."
His plans have potential if the regulations are ever changed, as many passengers would happily bag a bargain basement flight in preference to paying more.
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