Ryanair ask passengers if they will stand on short flights?

9th Jul 2009

Ryanair, the World’s favourite airline, today launched an online poll to ask if passengers would ‘stand’ on short flights if it meant they could travel for FREE, or pay 50% less than seated passengers.

Ryanair is gauging passenger demand for its ‘vertical seating’ which will allow passengers to travel – for free – in a secure upright position on short flights of approximately one hour.

The poll, which is available on ryanair.com until Monday 13th July, asks passengers:

1.    If it meant your fare was free would you stand on a one hour flight?
2.    If it meant your fare was half that of a seated passenger would you stand on a one hour flight?
3.    Do you think passengers should have a choice of standing on short flights as they currently do on trains, buses and underground transport?

Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara said:


“Ryanair carries more international passengers than any other airline.  Train, bus and underground commuters often stand for hours each day yet pay the same fare as those who get a seat.  Ryanair passengers who are willing to stand on our one hour fights should be able to fly for free.  Ryanair is asking passengers to take part in our online poll which will gauge passenger demand for free flights in our ‘vertical seating’ cabin”.



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