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.
Or as the very British Daily Mail puts it: “Spending a penny on a flight will soon cost as much as a pound.”
Ryanair is currently redesigning their cabins to install the pay toilets on 168 of their planes, which will cost about $1.40 per trip to the loo. Additionally, they are cutting the number of toilets on the plane to make room for extra seats.
Says a rep for Ryanair:
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.
Which is worse — this or Spirit Airlines charging for carry-on bags?