Friday, February 27, 2009

Two Quarters for Five Dollars Please?

Ryanair, the Irish airline that has elevated nickeling and diming passengers to an art form, has found another way to suck money out of people's pockets — installing pay toilets on airplanes.

The CEO of the famously cheap company announced, with a straight face, that he's toying with the idea of putting pay toilets in every one of the airline's 168 Boeing 737s.

"One thing we have looked at in the past and are looking at again is the possibility of maybe putting a coin slot on the toilet door so that people might actually have to spend a pound ($1.43) to spend a penny in future," the windbag O'Leary said today during an appearance on the popular morning talkfest BBC Breakfast. He seemed genuinely perplexed to hear some passengers fly without cash. "I don't think there is anybody in history that has got on board a Ryanair aircraft with less than a pound," he said.

Reminds me of this classic Alaska Airlines ad from 20 years ago.

via Wired

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