Ryanair to charge for oxygen masks and lifebelts
Michael O'Leary, CEO of the budget airline, Ryanair, has announced the latest cost addition to passengers. From Monday 15th June, all passengers must pay for the use of oxygen masks and lifebelts, which are used in the event of an in-flight emergency.
This comes in the wake of a raft of extras that Ryanair passengers already have to pay, such as coin operated lavatories and a "Fat Premium" for larger passengers and a plan to operate load-it-yourself luggage handling.
Passengers flying with the low-cost carrier will be obliged to tick a box on the online sales site, to buy the use of oxygen masks in the event of a sudden decompression in cabin pressure. Also, life jackets will be available for a standard charge of £2.50 each way, plus an extra £1 if you want auto inflation and an EPIRB, the satellelite location transmitter.
Mr O'Leary said in a recent interview, "We don't sell peace of mind, we sell cheap flights. If people worry about this sort of thing, then they are going to have to pay".
Posted by Wrinkled Weasel on Friday, June 05, 2009