Airline to Introduce "Standing Room" Seats

Budget airline Ryanair is planning to sell tickets for as little as $6 — if you're willing to stand.

Michael O'Leary, the airline's chief exec, will outline a series of new proposals today including charging customers to use the loo (bathroom).

A new standing area with "vertical seats" will also be introduced at the back each of its 250 planes.

He said he hoped charging $1.50 to use the toilets in flight would encourage travellers on short haul flights to use the loo at the airport instead of on the aircraft.

Mr O'Leary said he wanted to install the coin operated loos and said: "The other change we've been looking at is taking out the last ten rows of seats so we will have 15 rows of seats and the equivalent of ten rows of standing area."

A Ryanair spokesman said Boeing had been consulted about fitting the "vertical seats" — which would cost between $6 and $12 per person.

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