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    Budget airline Ryanair has come up with a possible new cost-cutting measure in the form of stools rather than seats on flights.

    SuperEd
    The Irish no-frills carrier is looking at the possibility of increasing capacity on flights by getting some passengers to squat on stools.

    These passengers would pay less than those in "normal" seats or possibly fly for free.

    Ryanair spokesman Stephen McNamara said that the airline's chief executive Michael O'Leary had already been in touch with aircraft manufacturer Boeing to see if such a scheme was feasible.

    Mr McNamara said: "If it's possible, if we can get the IAA (Irish Aviation Authority) to approve it and if it can reduce fares even further we will be doing it."

    Mr O'Leary told Sky News that he got the idea from the Chinese airline Spring, which said it could squeeze 50% more passengers on board and cut costs by 20%.

    14 Comments

    sounds like another ryanair hoax story to me-stools?? how safe would that be? dont believe a word of this.

    No can't be true :? can it:?

    if you travel 3rd class you get to just hold on to the wings

    ClarityofMind;5675965

    if you travel 3rd class you get to just hold on to the wings



    It's better than 4th Class, where you hang onto the ankles of 3rd Class passengers .... :-D

    Original Poster SuperEd

    Xb0xGuru;5676007

    It's better than 4th Class, where you hang onto the ankles of 3rd Class … It's better than 4th Class, where you hang onto the ankles of 3rd Class passengers .... :-D



    lol

    Xb0xGuru;5676007

    It's better than 4th Class, where you hang onto the ankles of 3rd Class … It's better than 4th Class, where you hang onto the ankles of 3rd Class passengers .... :-D



    thank god its their ankles :roll:

    samples........

    Yahoo say that ryanair are thinking of giving cheaper or free flights to people who will stand for the duration of their flight!

    Surely that can't be good for you circulation??

    uk.news.yahoo.com/5/2…tml

    There is a proper seat in the loo, but that may cost you a quid.

    Original Poster SuperEd

    Xb0xGuru;5676007

    It's better than 4th Class, where you hang onto the ankles of 3rd Class … It's better than 4th Class, where you hang onto the ankles of 3rd Class passengers .... :-D



    Inactive;5676275

    There is a proper seat in the loo, but that may cost you a quid.



    or spend a penny...

    angelwithdirtyw;5676172

    Yahoo say that ryanair are thinking of giving cheaper or free flights to … Yahoo say that ryanair are thinking of giving cheaper or free flights to people who will stand for the duration of their flight! Surely that can't be good for you circulation??http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20090706/tbs-ryanair-fly-for-free-if-you-stand-up-327c223.html



    Actually standing up is a lot better for the circulation than sitting down. That is, if you can move about a little when standing. Standing still for many hours = varicose veins......better than DVT.

    ClarityofMind;5676094

    thank god its their ankles :roll:



    When I first read it, I though it was ****** .... :whistling:

    Xb0xGuru;5677638

    When I first read it, I though it was ****** .... :whistling:



    read my mind :w00t:

    Well this is how is going to look Vertical Seating

    http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/5291/verticalseating.th.jpg


    You may want to fill the Ryanair survey to give your opinion

    ryanair.com/sit…709
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