Ryanair says seatbelts are useless.
Outspoken Chief Executive Officer of Ryanair, Michael O’Leary says airplane seatbelts are useless and unnecessary.
The airline carrier, notorious for its no-frills flying experience, wants to make standing-room only areas available on their planes but aviation regulations are preventing him from doing so.
The concept is to remove the back ten rows of seats and have handles available to hold onto during landings.
O’Leary says, "You don't need a seatbelt on the London Underground. You don't need a seatbelt on trains which are travelling at 120mph and if they crash you're all dead... If you say to someone,' look, hang onto the handle there, you're coming in to land', they'll be fine.”
Known for their unique gimmicks in order to save time and money, Ryanair has announced implementing a few other unconventional ideas which include creating larger doors in order to get passengers on and off faster, removing all but one toilet per aircraft to allow for more seats and charging a fee to use the facilities, charging a “fat tax” to passengers who are overweight and charging a fee for printing your boarding pass at the airport.
Do you think O’Leary is a cheapskate or is he an innovator in the airline industry?