Ryanair will fly more slowly to save money
Europe's largest low-cost carrier says it's easing up on speed to cut down on sky-high fuel costs.
The low-cost airline says fuel has become so expensive that it makes up 47% of its total operating costs, reports The Financial Times. So Ryanair is going to slow down in order to rein in those fuel costs.
"We're flying slightly slower, but what we're seeing is we're burning less fuel," Howard Millar, chief financial officer, told the newspaper. Fuel is the company's largest cost, he added.
Passengers probably won't notice. The slower speeds will only add about two minutes to every hour of flying time.
Ryanair has been so desperate to save on fuel costs that it even reduced the size of its in-flight magazine and printed the in-flight menu on it as well. That move alone cut thousands of dollars off of annual fuel costs, The Telegraph reported.
Ryanair is also moving ahead with plans to charge passengers to use the lavatory. The airline is considering charging 1 euro or 1 British pound (about $1.33 to $1.52) to use the restroom.
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How much do they charge if you just take a dump in the aisle?
I have seen passengers head to bathroom even while boarding, they have not yeat reached their seat but they move towards the bathroom; and not just for a leak but a big smell bomb. You can off load at the terminal people. You dont have to wait till you board. Follow some common courtesy and help out.
But for charging for restroom on longer than one hour flights is a bit much, especially when you are selling food and drinks along with Coffee (a known diuretic). At that point restraunt rules should apply and they must provide free bathroom.
The urge for relieving oneself is also connected to change in the atmospheric pressure. With the lowering of the pressure, our body tissue can collect water creating a dehydrating situation and hence the airlines need to provide drinks to keep people hydrated. Once he flight starts descending the pressure can build up and need to go to bathroom happens. I guess the pilots will make everyone use bathroom multiple times per flight if they start charging for it.
People have to just say no, like with the criminals who control the oil companies, and boycott. Give it about a month and see how the mighty airlines will go broke and do anything to get us back into the seats.
I would rather take a dump in the seatback pocket than pay to use the lav.
The barf bag can do double duty as a fecal container.
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