Need to go to the toilet? Well prepare to cross your legs and wait in line when travelling with Ryanair, the carrier reportedly planning to reduce the number of lavatories from two or three to one on each place.
Aiming to increase capacity on board its aircraft, the carrier’s chief executive Michael O’Leary said the move would make way for at least six more seats on short-haul flights and could see passengers save up to five percent on airfares, The Independent reported.
“We’re trying to push Boeing to re-certify the aircraft for six more seats, particularly for short-haul flights”, Mr O’Leary explained.
While there is not a legal limit on how many lavatories an airline is expected to supply on board an aircraft, UK’s ABTA Travel Association spokesperson told the newspaper that one toilet would be an inconvenience on passengers.
“We all know how inconvenient it can be if a toilet on a plane is out of order or the annoyance of queuing if someone has air sickness in one of the cubicles,” the spokesperson said.
“This move could be a step too far in Ryanair’s on-going mission to provide a totally no-frills service.”
What’s your opinion on Ryanair’s one lavatory aircraft, ready to save five percent on fares or is it one toilet too little?
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J