Forget legroom: Airline CEO proposes "coin slot on toilet door"


More than any other airline, Ryanair is traveling to new places. Unfortunately, they're in your wallet.

The European airline is pushing even farther into the frontier of a la carte payments. Ryanair wants you to cross your legs (maybe that saves space), because its loose-lipped CEO, Michael O'Leary, told the press that the airline has seriously looked at the possibility of putting "a coin slot on the toilet door" (see the video for yourself).

His airline could start charging customers £1 (about $1.43) to use the lavatory. What if a customer doesn't have the coins? "I don't think there is anybody in history that has got on board a Ryanair aircraft with less than a pound," he flippantly told the BBC.

After the press freaked out over the idea, Ryanair came out and said, well, O'Leary was being a gasbag and that it hasn't decided for sure to do it. However, the subject has now been brought up, and the market has been softened up for the concept.