Airline Considering Standing Room-Only Option on Flight
6 months ago
Says "seat belts don't matter"
An airline exec is considering standing-room-only sections on flights. “Seat belts don't matter,” said Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary. “If there ever was a crash on an aircraft, God forbid, a seat belt won’t save you.” O’Leary wants to take out the back ten rows of seats on planes and offer tickets for about $1.60 to travelers willing to spend a flight on their feet. O’Leary said they can just “hang on to the handle” when necessary and would be “fine." He pointed out that people traveling by subway or train don’t wear seat belts. "The problem with aviation is that for 50 years it's been populated by people who think it's this wondrous sexual experience; that it's like James Bond and wonderful and we'll all be flying first class when really it's just a ... bus with wings,” O’Leary said. (NBC News)
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