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Re: Extra expenses when flying Ryan Air by Spursfan on 28 February 2009 9:47am
 
Kazzzz that's why my husband thinks that a swipe card would be better than coins. Ok, you'd still pay, but you would put how ever much you wanted, minimum £1, at the check-in desk, so that if you ARE someone with a weak bladder you put however much you want on to it, whereas if you don't normally use the loo at all on flights you would put the minimum £1 'in case'. Maybe after buying the card once you could keep it and just top it up on subsequent flights?

And maybe kids under a certain age would have a special free pass - though I can imagine some parents abusing THAT!! Taking their toddler to the loo and using the facilities themselves!!

But you are right Johnny it is outrageous. Yes they are a low-cost airline but I seem to remember watching a hidden camera type of documentary about them where the journalist joined their staff incognito and it was shocking!! To save money the cabin crew had to clean the planes on landing instead of cleaners, and there was one seat where someone had been sick on the floor and they told the journalist (remember - he was supposed to be a new member of cabin crew) to leave it!! So some poor bugger would come and find THAT on the floor in front of him! Imagine having that smell during your flight!

We DO use a no-frills Turkish airline (Onur Air); they are quite good although their prices have soared this year; we paid about £89 return last year - this year the prices are over £200 return! There is no inflight entertainmenr, no food (but they sell stuff and also they don't mind you eating your own so we take sandwiches and stuff) but their baggage allowance is still 20 kg. We have also flown before with Pegasus Airlines who sometimes have return flight free! Our return flights in September will be £88.

And all with free loos!!

:)
 
Re: Extra expenses when flying Ryan Air by johnnythemonkey on 28 February 2009 2:31pm
 
Latest I read was that Michael O'Leary ( the boss of Ryanair ) may have been taking the piss ! Yes, I know...........
 
Re: Extra expenses when flying Ryan Air by geordiegirl on 28 February 2009 4:18pm
 
I wouldn't be at all surprised if they are just trying it on to guage public reaction.

Only flown Ryanair once, I'm glad to say. Won't again.
 
Re: Extra expenses when flying Ryan Air by tucsonmike on 28 February 2009 4:41pm
 
If Ryanair's computers are doing that much number crunching already, why not add a "loo" fee to your ticket? The ticket would then be broken down as follows:
1. Fuel.
2. Personnel.
3. Weight of passenger.
4. Weight of all bags (includes carry on).
5. loo fee.

Then the extras.
Headphones.
Food.
Reading material, etc.

Scrooge, my brother, where are you?
 
Re: Extra expenses when flying Ryan Air by Spursfan on 28 February 2009 8:41pm
 
ROFL, Mike!!

On our return journey from Turkey in October, the plane was nearly empty and the cabin crew said before take off that if people wanted to, they could go to other seats as long as they went back to their seats on landing because of 'the balance of the plane'.

What rubbish!! You are not weighed (thank GOODNESS!!) before you go on, so there could be a 7 stone person, an 8 stone person, and 9 stone person on one sie of the plane, and an 18 stone person, a 12 stone person and a 14 stone person on the other!!

And we were saying the other day that perhaps they'll start saying that your baggage allowance is in ratio to your weight! So if you weigh 6 stone you;ll be allowed 25kg, for example but if you weigh 20 stone you'll only get, say, 10kg!

 
Re: Extra expenses when flying Ryan Air by mrsteabag on 1 March 2009 2:59am
 
How much is a stone?
You know what? I kind of like Johnny's plan to protest potty charges...:)
 
Re: Extra expenses when flying Ryan Air by TERRY S on 1 March 2009 3:03am
 
It's a human normal function - you should not have to pay for! It's disgusting! You should not have to pay in rail stations either! Apparently, they are also asking for a £10($20)for each piece of luggage!

I'll stick will Jet2 if I'm flying local and KLM for anywhere else.
 
Re: Extra expenses when flying Ryan Air by mrsthing on 1 March 2009 10:33pm
 
Ten pounds isn't $20 anymore. It's about $13, last time I checked.

I don't like the idea of flight fees a la carte.
 
Re: Extra expenses when flying Ryan Air by Spursfan on 2 March 2009 8:44am
 
A stone is 14lb. Of course I should be talking in kgs.
 
Re: Extra expenses when flying Ryan Air by johnnythemonkey on 2 March 2009 9:21am
 
I weigh 82 kgs. How much is that in old money ? :)
 
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