Ryanair: Boeing won’t scrap toilets for seats

Posted April 13, 2010 at 2:58 p.m.

Ryanair-CEO-Web.jpgRyanair CEO Michael O’Leary. (Julien Warnand/AFP/Getty Images)

Tribune staff report | Budget airline Ryanair says aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co. balked at
its request for planes with more seats and fewer toilets over concerns
the revised seating plan would compromise passenger safety.

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary says he still hopes to convince
Boeing that removing two toilets and adding six seats would not slow
down emergency evacuations.

A spokeswoman for Chicago-based Boeing said the company did not discuss conversations with customers.

Ireland-based Ryannair, which is known for its ultra-cheap fares, no-frills service and lengthy menu of fees, is also exploring installing pay toilets on the Boeing jets it uses for short flights within Europe.

Associate Press contributed



  1. sharko April 13, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Toilet fee? By the time Ryanair finishes picking your pockets, you could be paying for a ticket on a much better airline. Who needs this crap? Time to re-regulate these pirates.

  2. I gotta GO!!!! April 13, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Just a matter of time before there are NO toliets on the plane in exchange for the almighty $$$$$
    Then they will charge you a fee to bring a jar on board in case you have to relieve yourself!