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Old 10-12-2011, 10:26 AM   #1
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When you next book a ticket with Ryanair, you might want to consider how much liquid you drink before you step on board because there could be quite a queue for the toilets.

Or 'toilet', to be more precise.

Ever keen to cut costs and raise revenues, the budget airline has announced plans to remove two of the three lavatories from its planes - a move that it believes will allow space for up to six extra seats.

This could lead to the uncomfortable prospect of more than 200 people vying to get access to just one bathroom.

What will they think of next?
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What will they think of next?

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I wonder how much the airline will charge their passengers for these at the boarding gate?

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I wonder how much the airline will charge their passengers for these at the boarding gate?

Complete with company logo, for a small fee of $10 ea. or 2 for 7.50, cash only.
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Maybe they will start passing out "Depends" as you board.
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The article says that the Ryanair's longest flight is four and a half hours. The other flights are shorter. So, just go right before and right after.

Then again, if the plane got stuck on the runway, there could be a riot.
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The article says that the Ryanair's longest flight is four and a half hours. The other flights are shorter. So, just go right before and right after.
I don't go to the movies anymore because I rarely can make it through 2+ hours without a bathroom break let alone 4 1/2 hours.
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This could lead to the uncomfortable prospect of more than 200 people vying to get access to just one bathroom.
Welcome to the submarine force!

Well, OK, maybe it's not quite that bad-- 8-10 toilets for ~110 crewmembers. But it accurately describes a submarine "family day" cruise.

By the way in answer to your original question, six-hour watches. With lots and lots and lots of coffee.
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And because supply of toilets will be so scarce, they can address the problem of "long lines" with the tried and true "market" solution -- swipe your credit card and for $10 you get three minutes in the loo. That would reduce the "demand" and sounds like something an airline would do these days; they've nickeled and dimed the traveler for almost everything else already...
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no one seems willing to stick to a true price hike, thus all the added fees

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The article says that the Ryanair's longest flight is four and a half hours. The other flights are shorter. So, just go right before and right after.

Then again, if the plane got stuck on the runway, there could be a riot.
Hehe, I guess woman don't have the same problems as men.
4 1/2 hours is a real push at this age.
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no one seems willing to stick to a true price hike, thus all the added fees
This is even more pronounced in the cruise industry (one of the few left in the travel and hospitality industry that still pay commissions to agents). My wife sold cruises on the side for a little while, and this was a good way to reduce commissions they paid out. The commission was only paid out on the base fare, not on all the "add on" fees. So when they "raise fares" with junk fees, they lose none of it to commission.

That's not really the case in air travel any more. People are just used to paying $299 (or whatever) for a round trip coast to coast domestic flight, and if that means adding junk fees to keep the "advertised" $299 price that winds up being closer to $500 (especially if checking two bags both ways), so be it...
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That's crazy.... an airline would never give you a seat that wide!
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Hehe, I guess woman don't have the same problems as men.
4 1/2 hours is a real push at this age.
That's true, now that you mention it - - guys do seem to feel the call of nature more often than do women. Either that, or else they flock to the bathrooms more frequently than we do in order to network, brainstorm, or whatever else goes on in there. 4 1/2 hours is not nearly as much a problem for me as using a dirty airplane bathroom. Eww.
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The article says that the Ryanair's longest flight is four and a half hours. The other flights are shorter. So, just go right before and right after.

Then again, if the plane got stuck on the runway, there could be a riot.
Obviously, you do not have a prostate. If you did, you'd know there's no way to wait 4 and a half hours
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