Have you heard that an airline is actually contemplating making their toilets coin operated?
Yes, Pay to Pee. I don’t think they’ll differentiate based upon what you DO in the toilet. They just plan to require you to pay to access the rest-room in flight.
I so wish that I was joking on this one.
The Dublin-based carrier, Ryanair is considering installing a “coin slot on the toilet door”.
As a person who rarely carries change, that’s just not a great plan.
As a mother, who travels with kids and rarely carries change, it’s an even worse plan.
As a person who really doesn’t wish to watch other people wet themselves while looking for change on a flight, again, bad idea.
And, as a person who would rather not sit in a seat where the previous guest didn’t have the right change, it’s just not an airline that I’d consider using.
On that note, I’d like to say that I’m ALL for monetization when it makes sense and where it doesn’t detract from your customer’s experience.
However, when your customers have to get on an airplane that smells like an alley behind a bar? Not so interested.
Also, sometimes one area of making money can backfire on you.
Quoted from the BBC News:
Rochelle Turner, head of research at Which? Holiday, said: “It seems Ryanair is prepared to plumb any depth to make a fast buck and, once again, is putting profit before the comfort of its customers.
“Charging people to go to the toilet might result in fewer people buying overpriced drinks on board, though – that would serve Ryanair right.”
Love it! As a gal who does like an in-flight drink, I can see that happening. 🙂 Plus, I wouldn’t grab a bottle of water before my flight, which could cause the airports to see a decrease in drink sales there, too.
I have one other comment to say and then I’ll let you have your fun in my comments section.
Elderly, Pregnant Women, and the Disabled
As any of the above (or as someone traveling with one of the above), travel is difficult enough. Don’t make it embarrassing on top of it.
BAD Move. Shame on you, Ryanair for even considering this as an option.
My 2 cents on the matter — if I had coins on me,
PS. Some other airlines are considering charging for carry-ons, too. What the heck? You already have to pay for checked bags. But, carry-ons, now, too? I’m going to have to get bigger pockets, I guess, to fit all my socks and underwear in them. ((Sigh))