Labor Law Guy

Airline Finds New Revenue Source in Tough Times: Pay Toilets

Posted in Random Musings by laborlawguy on February 27, 2009

Ryanair, a low-cost, no-frills airline that serves Europe out of its Great Britain hub, is pondering a pound-sterling coinbox on its toilet doors.

“One thing we have looked at in the past and are looking at again is the possibility of maybe putting a coin slot on the toilet door so that people might actually have to spend a pound ($1.43) to spend a penny in future,” CEO Michael O’Leary told BBC television.

But  O’Leary, according to associates, is known for making things up and joshing around, the Irishman in him maybe.

Still, this would fulfill the horrorscape that Southwest Airlines has painted in one of its TV commercials where there are quarter-slots on everything from the recliner on the seats to the window shades to the bathroom.

With carbon transfer taxes all the vogue these days, we could call this the colon transfer tax.

Sorry for the bad joke….

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  1. Mike said, on March 1, 2009 at 6:57 am

    Just passing by. Btw, your website have great content!

  2. Heather Womack said, on March 3, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    I heard recently that airlines are now charging to check your bags. Is this true? I don’t know but that sounds a bit odd when the issue is with carry-on. Theres always one person with to much stuff trying to cram it under the seat and into the overhead. Why not charge people to carry on. Whatever, I guess it really doesn’t matter. How about they just raise the price of a ticket..duhh!!

  3. laborlawguy said, on March 3, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    Different airlines have different baggage policies, but I believe only Southwest currently has no charges for at least your first two pieces of check-in luggage. I recently bought a set of roundtrip tickets to San Jose from Long Beach at $69 each way. Plans changed, and I wanted to change the dates of the flights. I found out that the airline (which shall remain blue and anonymous) charges $100 for each ticket for changes. I ended up purchasing brand-new tickets, which saved me more than $50. Traveling is worse than ever.

  4. Jon Brack said, on March 3, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    It sounds like flying is going back to a lifestyle only the wealthy enjoyed in the past. Can you say family road trip.


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