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Boeing Puts the Kibosh on Ryanair's Bathroom Scheme

The Associated Press (AP) is reporting that "budget airline Ryanair says aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co. does not want to fulfill its request for planes with more seats and fewer toilets because it believes that would compromise passenger safety." This plan would coincide with the airline's dream of one day charging passengers to use the lavatory.

Boeing did not offer a comment on the issue. Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary apparently still thinks he can convince Boeing that trading restrooms for seats is a good idea.

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My sense, or hope, is no self-respecting aircraft manufacturer, certainly not one of Boeing's stature, would participate in such an absurd scheme. Quite frankly I hope I never see the words "Ryanair" and "bathroom" in the same sentence again.

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