Never a company that shies away from publicity, Ryanair attempted to capitalise on the loving feeling of Valentine’s Day with a “snogathon” at Leicester Square in Central London.
/>The very cold cupid and head of Ryanair Communications Peter Sherrard (see above) offered passers-by the chance to gain “free tickets” (taxes apart of course!) to places such as Sardinia and Barcelona, by kissing a partner for 60 seconds. I arrived to find a general lack of willingness for the opportunity. In fact, to our eternal shame, it was the non-English crowd that mainly got involved. From Italians to Americans, they all kissed their way to glory, with one American girl actually asking a random stranger to kiss her for the prize, and one polish couple possibly needing a room after going at it for 3 minutes straight. Feeling a little left out, I left the group to try and trying to convince more couples to share their love. If nothing else, you have to applaud Ryanair for trying!