There are many ways to survive a recession, but trust me, charging your customers to use your bathroom is not one of them. Irish budget airline, Ryanair, recently admitted to toying with the idea of pay-per-use restrooms, but let’s hope it never leaves the discussion table. Many things came to my mind when contemplating this experience:
*What kind of currency are you going to put the meters in? If Ryanair chooses the euro, they’re leaving out the UK: a huge portion of their market.
*How much are you going to charge? Will it eventually cost extra if you want the door locked?
*What happens if you don’t have any change? Will you then have to endure the humiliating experience of demanding of the fellow sitting next to spare a euro or you’ll simply pee in your chair?
Right, so we live in a world where everything has a price, but it’s hard to know where to draw the line. Using the bathroom is a very personal and regular part of one’s life. It seems like a human rights violation to be depriving someone of, or charging for that privilege. Next, there will be an Oxygen Fee tagged onto our ticket price.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Ryanair. As an avid, albeit poor traveler, Ryanair is my saves-the-day airline for cheap flights and European jet-setting. I’ll give up my feet space, I’ll surrender being trendy for the sake of only taking a carry-on, and I’ll even pack my own lunch, but I won’t put a price on my dignity.Article By: Ashley Dresser