Airline considers in-flight adult movies
Ryanair's CEO says that planes could offer the same kind of pay-per-view setup that hotels have.
That's the latest idea proposed by European discount carrier Ryanair, according to news reports. But Ryanair's CEO is known for crazy ideas that don't actually pan out, so no one's sure where he's going with this one.
British tabloid The Sun quoted Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary as saying he wants to launch an in-flight service that mimics the pay-per-view setup offered by hotels. Passengers could gamble, play video games and watch movies -- even adult movies.
But thankfully, those movies wouldn't be displayed from an in-seat screen. Viewers would use a Ryanair app to watch movies on iPads and smartphones, the Sun reports.
"I'm not talking about having it on screens on the back of seats for everyone to see," O'Leary reportedly told the Sun. "It would be on handheld devices." He added that such a plan would be at least a year away because it would require a powerful and expensive broadband connection for the planes.
Ryanair has grown significantly in the last couple of years as the economy faltered, with passengers searching for cheaper flights. Analysts expect the airline to transport 75 million passengers in fiscal 2012 and 79 million the next year.
O'Leary has plans to make Ryanair even bigger -- and throw some unusual money-making ideas in to boot. The airline appears to be moving ahead with one O'Leary plan to install pay toilets on planes.
The airline is also looking into planes with standing-only areas. The idea is to cram more passengers on to a plane with "vertical seats" that allow people to be strapped in while standing up, The Telegraph reports.
So consider in-flight adult movies just another one of O'Leary's musings for now.
They may want to rethink that, since I think the hands will be a little busy....
How much extra would it be to get a handjob from a Flight Attendant ? I hope it will be reasonable .
stand up for a flight? pay toilets?
this airline needs to go broke.
stupid is as stupid does, Forrest.
Another reason to take the train or drive! Flying has gone completely nuts.
SAVE IT FOR YOUR HOTEL ROOM. what's the point in getting all worked up oon a plane if i cant release in public...i'm just sayin'
I don't need nor watch pron or adult movies but if I did I don't want to be on an airplane with a bunch of strangers...
Hhhmmmmm...since it would probably be mostly men using this option, and not any i guy i know watches porn without "self stimulation" and usually a "release", i think you will quickly find numerous situations where they think "no one will notice" me under this blanket or like others said, a quick "trip to the bathroom"
Also, how can you watch porn without others being able to see and/or hear it?
If you can't wait til you are home, in your hotel room or at your local adult book store video booth, you have a serious mental health problem
How are you supposed to beat-off on an airplane? Adult movies are only good for 5 - 10 minutes at a time. Then you clean up and turn it off.
LOL I bet
"The Mile High Club" would be a very popular movie
Or Samuel Bell Jackson's "My Snake's on the Plane"
Followed by the ever popular Ice Tee's "Pole Plane" and the throw back remake of the 1976 Classic "Airplane 1976 - Hard Rear Landing"
OK if those are actual movies I am sorry, but if they are not I herby copyright their titles. Honestly, so your little girl or little boy looks over to his neighbors seat they will be able to see that kind of crap? Or do they plan on having a "porn section" like the old smoking sections. Stupid stupid stupid.
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