O’Leary serious about stand-up seats for 1hr flights

Ryanair’s O’Leary is serious about stand-up seats for 1hr flights. Apparently…

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20 Responses to O’Leary serious about stand-up seats for 1hr flights

  1. Michael H August 19, 2010 at 12:36 am #

    Sorry, I couldn’t get past the first two words in the headline – O’Leary and serious.

    I can’t see anyone wanting to do this for any price. Standing up on a train for 20min is bad enough.

  2. Mushroom August 19, 2010 at 7:01 am #

    Time to top up the publicity meter again, methinks….

  3. Oussama August 19, 2010 at 11:09 am #

    I can only think of going through turbulence hanging to a hand rail, must be an SMS nightmare. While I do not disagree that few people will use the Lavatory on a 1 hour hop, having an aircraft designed for 1 hour sector must be a scheduler’s planning nightmare.

    Only time will tell

  4. 7K7 August 19, 2010 at 1:55 pm #

    Unfortunately, *if* it *could* get past the authorities, there are probably some daft enough to fly in such aircraft :-(

  5. adamk August 19, 2010 at 1:57 pm #

    Off-camera Mr. O’Leary went on to speculate that one-hour “handrail” flights could be followed by 20-minute “grasp the wing firmly” ones.

  6. Dave August 19, 2010 at 6:23 pm #

    O’Leary is a giant douche-bag… but he might be the only person stupid/visionary enough to try my concept of transporting humans in an unconscious state while stack on cargo pallets.

  7. Orlan Tolin August 20, 2010 at 7:27 am #


  8. layman August 20, 2010 at 7:39 am #

    Why not go further and have those train passenger pushers that are employed in the Tokyo metro that squeezes passengers onto the train to be used on aircraft as well. Think about it, if everyone is squeezed together, you would not need any handrails.

  9. Tino August 20, 2010 at 11:03 am #

    This is absolute insanity !
    Can O’Leary (he does not deserve to be title as Mr.) explain in his lunatic views, what could happen to those passengers during a rejected Take-Off ?
    Or if a possibility of the aircraft landing on and Icy Rwy with cross wind and veering off ?
    Most certainly the scene will be terrifying with dead bodies all around…

    CEO’s should go trough a Psychiatric evaluation before being allowed to run a company and for sure O’Leary is a very “interesting person ” for a Psychologist…

  10. Jetcal1 August 20, 2010 at 12:35 pm #

    Did he change his name from Thromby?

  11. Bob August 20, 2010 at 1:37 pm #

    If anything significant ever happens the next time they land on a taxiway or at the wrong airport or something, I have no doubt that everyone will die anyway, sitting or standing, so that’s not an issue. (As an aside, it would be interesting to compare crash injury rates and survival rates between LCCs and legacy airlines. There must be a thesis in there somewhere.)

    We need to look at this through the eyes of the poor, who are the target market: 7 hours abject misery on a bus/coach, 5 hours abject misery on a train, 1.5 hours abject misry on a ‘plane. Take your pick.

    Me? I’m driving.

  12. alloycowboy August 21, 2010 at 6:02 am #

    Boeing will gladly take Ryan Air’s money just to tell Ryan Air it can’t be done under the current FAA regulations. Please come again.

  13. Johnfromoz August 21, 2010 at 9:45 pm #

    Never happen, regulators would never allow it, aside from an RTO situation, turbulence is also a very big and unknown issue on any flight. O’Leary is at his thought provoking best.

  14. Jack Pratt August 23, 2010 at 12:54 pm #

    You cou;d tow para-gliders maybe? And this guy doesn’t even work for the government! Jack

  15. Robert E. Coli August 24, 2010 at 8:15 am #

    Thromby Air considered standing-room-only flights but discarded the idea because it left no room for chargeable hand luggage.


    Robert E. Coli
    CEO Thromby Air – Lowest of the Low

  16. dummy August 24, 2010 at 12:08 pm #

    the biggest double act is kirby and O’leary.. You have missed the point completely.. just listen to both their accents.. that should tell you all you need to know

  17. Mary Kirby August 24, 2010 at 12:29 pm #

    Faith and begorrah, they’re onto us now.

  18. Dave August 25, 2010 at 3:27 am #

    But O’Leary is not from Pennsylvania…

  19. dave August 26, 2010 at 6:23 am #


  20. britfrog August 28, 2010 at 6:18 am #

    I can hear it now “this is the pilot speaking we are approaching a region of high turbulance please observe the fasten safety belt sign and return to your seats, for those of you without seats, may god be with you so hang on tight”
    Dave Allen would have made a brilliant sketch of this.