Air Travel seems to be breaking down more & more each day in terms of charges which were part of the ticket fee earlier. New Policies very recently by Ryan Air and Spirit Airlines makes you wonder if Air Travel is any thing to look forward to as a treat compared to other means like before.
Ryan Air passengers will now charge 1.65 dollars each time they wish to use to the toilet. Toilets of the Irish airline will now be coin-operated. It is also expected that some toilet facilities will be reduced from the airlines. “By charging for the toilets we are hoping to change passenger behavior so that they use the bathroom before or after the flight,” News.com.au quoted Ryan Air spokesman Stephen McNamara as saying. “That will enable us to remove two out of three of the toilets and make way for at least six extra seats,” he added. Ryan Air had earlier increased its baggage check-in fees by 33 percent to 33 dollars a bag.
In a similar move, Spirit Airlines will now charge as much as $45 each way for a carry-on bag starting Aug. 1. Personal items like purses and laptop computers that fit under the seat will still be free. Spirit is the first airline to charge passengers for carry-ons. It’s sure to seize the attention of passengers as well as airline executives who are probably glad that Spirit tried it first.
On the up side, Industry observers said Spirit’s move doesn’t mean it will spread to the big airlines. None of the major carriers changed their fees on Tuesday.