Ryanair absolutely loves to stir up publicity by way of controversy, and it has another idea for its aeroplanes: no seats. As if charging to use the restroom wasn’t enough, Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary believes that seatbelts on planes are useless, so therefore it’s a waste to even have seats. Make people stand!
O’Leary wants to rip out the seats in the last 10 rows of an aeroplane and create a standing room only section. Seatbelts apparently don’t matter, because, according to him, “if there ever was a crash on an aircraft, God forbid, a seatbelt won’t save you.” According to the Telegraph:
He is currently seeking to create “standing room only” cabins for students and budget travellers, selling £1 tickets to European destinations… When it came to landing, he suggested, passengers could “hang on to the handle” and would be “fine”.