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Would You Fly On An Airplane Without Any Seats?

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”.

If the ticket is cheap enough and the flight is short enough… I think I’d fly without a seat. What about you guys? [Telegraph via Consumerist]


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