Never say diuretic

Ryanair, the Irish no-frills airline that makes more money from fees than from fares, will be installing pay toilets in its aircraft, and not many of them at that:

[T]he airline is also looking at reducing the number of toilets on board, leaving just one available cubicle for up to 189 passengers.

To use the remaining toilet on board, passengers would be forced to part with either £1 or €1 for each visit.

Stephen McNamara, spokesperson for the airline, told TravelMail: “By charging for the toilets we are hoping to change passenger behaviour so that they use the bathroom before or after the flight. That will enable us to remove two out of three of the toilets and make way for at least six extra seats on board.”

(Via Jenn, who suggests passengers should, um, void where prohibited.)


  1. diamond dave »

    9 April 2010 · 5:47 pm

    God forbid anyone with small children or bladder issues get on board. That’ll be one stinky plane.

    There are only so many things you can cut out of no frills service before it backfires on you. Pay toilets are a baaaaad idea.

  2. fillyjonk »

    9 April 2010 · 5:57 pm

    “You should have done that before you left home.”

    If I wanted to travel with my dad, I’d, you know, travel with my DAD.

  3. Lisa Paul »

    9 April 2010 · 9:27 pm

    I’m thinking this is counter-intuitive. Don’t airlines make some nice coin on in-flight cocktails for those of us who find them a convenient “flight aid”?

    Then again, our mothers did warn us before every trip: “Be sure you go before you leave the house.”

  4. CGHill »

    9 April 2010 · 10:29 pm

    This particular carrier will charge you £2.63 for a cup of tea. God only knows what they’d ask for something alcoholic.

  5. Joseph Hertzlinger »

    11 April 2010 · 12:55 am

    I recall something from Mad Magazine: “Void where prohibited by law, but only if there’s no toilet.”

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    11 April 2010 · 3:56 pm

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