Enraged Passengers Refuse To Leave Plane

Enraged Passengers Refuse To Leave Plane

A group of French tourists refused to leave the plane for four hours after it landed in protest of how they were treated. [More]

Meet The Airline Seat That Will Destroy Your Crotch

Meet The Airline Seat That Will Destroy Your Crotch

Though most airline manufacturers and insiders have scoffed at the idea of “standing room” seats on jets, someone has come up with an airplane chair that is simultaneously more feasible and more uncomfortable. Meet the crotch-crushing SkyRider! [More]

Ryanair's Newest Cost Cutting Idea: Remove Second Pilot

Ryanair's Newest Cost Cutting Idea: Remove Second Pilot

Did Ryanair’s publicity-chasing CEO Michael O’Leary read about that American Airlines flight back in June? In a recent interview, he suggested that one way to reduce costs would be to get rid of the second pilot and just make sure every flight has a flight attendant with a pilot’s license. [More]

Ryanair Flight Forced To Make Emergency Landing Over Spilled Tea

Ryanair Flight Forced To Make Emergency Landing Over Spilled Tea

Perhaps the flight attendants at cheapo airline Ryanair could take a lesson from that Wendy’s training video about how to serve hot beverages; one of their planes was forced to make an emergency landing on Tuesday after a passenger scalded herself with some spilled tea. [More]

Ryanair Kicks Kid Off Flight For Not Buying Extra Seat For Her Violin

Ryanair Kicks Kid Off Flight For Not Buying Extra Seat For Her Violin

Extreme discount airline Ryanair kicked a 12-year old girl and her dad off a flight because they didn’t buy an extra ticket for her violin. [More]

Ryanair Passenger: I Was Detained For Complaining About Food

Ryanair Passenger: I Was Detained For Complaining About Food

Ryanair, the discount airline known for its dirt cheap prices, headline-making PR stunts and occasionally outrageous ideas for what passengers should pay fees for, is defending itself against allegations from a passenger who says he was detained by police at a Norwegian airport because he’d been vocally displeased with his on-board food service. [More]

Boeing Calls BS On Ryanair's Standing Room Seats

Boeing Calls BS On Ryanair's Standing Room Seats

Last week, cheapo airline Ryanair once again raised hackles and made headlines saying plans to introduce vertical “standing room” seats on its planes. However, it’s looking like this may be yet another PR stunt from Ryanair’s loudmouth CEO. [More]

Latest Ryanair PR Stunt: Vertical Seats

Latest Ryanair PR Stunt: Vertical Seats

Known for making up crazy cost-cutting moves it has no intention of implementing just to to get headlines, Ryanair’s CEO is at it again, saying the budget-airliner plans to introduce vertical seats, of the type Airbus researched but scuttled, next year. [More]

Ryanair CEO: "We'll Give Pay Toilet Money To Charity"

Ryanair CEO: "We'll Give Pay Toilet Money To Charity"

Ryanair’s much-maligned plan to charge passengers to use the toilet on their flights has been completely misunderstood, says the cheapy airline’s CEO. In fact, he says he’s willing to give all the money from the pay toilets to charity to prove his point. [More]

Ryanair's Pay To Potty Policy Could Violate Laws

Ryanair's Pay To Potty Policy Could Violate Laws

If you’re still angry over airline Ryanair’s announcement last week that they’ll begin charging to use the bathroom on flights, as well as reducing the number of lavatories, you’re not alone — and the law might be on your side. One critic of the policy says he thinks the airline could be violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by limiting access to restrooms. [More]

DOT Secretary: Spirit Airlines Doesn't Care About Their Customers

DOT Secretary: Spirit Airlines Doesn't Care About Their Customers

If you found yourself getting all riled up by Spirit Airlines’ announcement on Tuesday that they are now charging for carry-on bags, you were not alone. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has taken aim the move, calling it “outrageous” and “ridiculous.” [More]

Ryanair Going Ahead With Pay-To-Potty Plan

Ryanair Going Ahead With Pay-To-Potty Plan

Almost a year after announcing their plans to charge passengers for using toilets on their planes, discount airline Ryanair is finally pushing ahead with not only installing the pay potties on their jets, but cutting down the number of toilets available to passengers. [More]

RyanAir Business Plan: Low Fares, Soaring Fees

RyanAir Business Plan: Low Fares, Soaring Fees

Ireland’s discount airline RyanAir wants to be known as the “Tesco of the skies.” (Think “flying Walmart.”) The metaphor would apply beautifully if Tesco also charges you a 25 cent unpeeling fee on a 35-cent banana. In the last few years, RyanAir’s “ancillary” revenue, or money raked in from fees, has reached £548 million ($914 million USD).

RyanAir: Bye Bye, Checked Bags And Airport Check-In. Hello, Gambling!

RyanAir: Bye Bye, Checked Bags And Airport Check-In. Hello, Gambling!

RyanAir this week announced that they will soon eliminate all airport check-in counters and require passengers to carry-on their luggage. Starting early next year, passengers will need to schlep their bags through airport security and drop them at the steps of the plane for checking into plane’s cargo hold. Once aboard though, there will be gambling!

Ryanair Supposedly Not Kidding About Installing Pay Toilets

Ryanair Supposedly Not Kidding About Installing Pay Toilets

If the NYT is to be believed, the CEO of Ryanair, one Michael O’Leary, was not kidding when he said that the low cost airline would be installing pay toilets on board their aircraft. In fact, it seems that these hypothetical toilets will be accepting credit cards.

RyanAir To Liven Up Emergencies With Exciting New Escape Fees!

RyanAir To Liven Up Emergencies With Exciting New Escape Fees!

RyanAir’s toilet tax may not be the company’s worst idea after all, as reader Geoffrey reminds us with this mockup showing several potential fees the budget Irish carrier may well be considering.

RyanAir Mighta Just Been Making Up Toilet Fee Idea

RyanAir Mighta Just Been Making Up Toilet Fee Idea

“Maybe O’Leary was just taking the piss this morning… Michael makes a lot of this stuff up as he goes along and while this has been discussed internally there are no immediate plans to introduce it,” said a RyanAir spokesperson in response to the CEO announcing this morning they were thinking about having coin-operated lavatory doors onboard the aircraft.

RyanAir Thinking About Charging For Toilets

RyanAir Thinking About Charging For Toilets

Ultra low-cost Irish carrier RyanAir is thinking about putting a coin slot on lavatory doors so passengers will have to pay when they empty their loose change from their coin slot.