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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:14 AM

Ryanair boss: EU should allow us to operate "Standing room only" section on aircraft.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/aviation/9661829/Seatbelts-on-planes-are-pointless-says-Ryanair-boss.html

Michael O’Leary claims legislation forcing passengers to wear seatbelts is useless, unnecessary and insisted upon only by authorities he deems “plonkers”.

Those wishing to fly on holiday should instead be permitted to stand at the back on a plane, which he considers to be “just a b----- bus with wings”.

Mr O’Leary, the chief executive of budget airline Ryanair, dismissed the notion seatbelts were an essential safety requirement, saying: “If there ever was a crash on an aircraft, God forbid, a seatbelt won’t save you.”
"Seatbelts don't matter,” he proclaimed.

"You don't need a seatbelt on the London Underground. You don't need a seatbelt on trains which are travelling at 120mph and if they crash you're all dead..."

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Reply Ryanair boss: EU should allow us to operate "Standing room only" section on aircraft. (Original post)
TheMightyFavog Nov 2012 OP
marmar Nov 2012 #1
dairydog91 Nov 2012 #2
TheMightyFavog Nov 2012 #3
frogmarch Nov 2012 #4
Indpndnt Nov 2012 #5
BlueMan Votes Nov 2012 #7
Indpndnt Nov 2012 #8
BlueMan Votes Nov 2012 #6
cyclezealot Nov 2012 #11
amborin Nov 2012 #9
Earth_First Nov 2012 #10
WinkyDink Nov 2012 #12

Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:15 AM

1. Next, he'll ask that passengers be allowed to sit on the wings.

nt

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:33 AM

2. I always liked SwineAir

Provided that I was only taking a flight for a maximum of two hours. Prices were cheap, and the flights were on time (One of the pilots was so eager to land on time, I could have sworn he learned to fly at Stuka Flying School).

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Response to dairydog91 (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:55 PM

3. Python predicted this...

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:06 PM

4. Strange guy.

Mr O’Leary is known for his forthright pronouncements on airline policies. He has already suggested charging passengers to use Ryanair toilets, suggested environmentalists should be shot and proclaimed an “astonishing” number of his customers want to tax and torture fat people.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:14 PM

5. He really thinks it's a bus? Do buses look comfortable? Does he feel steady walking around a plane?

One bit of turbulence and people are liable to come flying into those seated. One person with serious injuries and that airline would be done. That man's an idiot.

I thought this had to be from The Onion. But, no, he really is just that stupid.

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Response to Indpndnt (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:17 PM

7. they'll just have to hang on to the strap really tightly.

 

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Response to BlueMan Votes (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:50 PM

8. .....

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:16 PM

6. apparently he's never heard of TURBULENCE.

 

so what business does he have running an airline?

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Response to BlueMan Votes (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 07:32 AM

11. M-O-N-E-Y

That's why... This guy is full of crap.. And there is turbulence in Europe. During the winter the EU is storm friendly. This guy will go to any means to make a euro.. About the globe there are hundreds of airline flight attendants who are injured each year, due to turbulence; because often while we are buckled in , they are working and sometimes in harms way as a result.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:54 PM

9. some Chinese airlines entertained the idea in 2006

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:54 PM

10. This 'standing room only' option will be a choice, correct?

So long as these individuals are free from creating injury to passangers who choose to sit...I say let 'em stand.

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:53 AM

12. They aren't; they can become as missiles.

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