Saturday, July 25, 2009


Ryanair, the budget airline, is taking its no-frills concept to the limit.

The airline has carried out a poll that shows that more than 80,000 passengers, 66 percent of those polled, would be happy to stand during one-hour flights.

Ryanair’s head of communications Stephen McNamara said: “With 120,000 passengers voting and 80,000 saying they would stand on board, Ryanair will continue to explore the concept of 'fare free standing' flights with Boeing and the relevant aviation authorities in the US and EU”.

The airline is proposing that passengers would lean on a stool or ledge and wear a seatbelt during take off and landing.

I keenly await the next Ryanair poll telling us that passengers would be happy to stand on the wing.

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