Ryanair Passengers May Stand for Cheapest Tix

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jul 6, 2009 4:22 AM CDT
It's time to stand up, says Chief Executive Officer of Ryanair Michael O'Leary.   (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, file)
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(Newser) – Passengers who really want to save money on Ryanair may soon be able to purchase "standing room only" tickets on the discount airline's flights, reports the Sun. Under the plan, passengers would huddle about "bar stools" with seat belts. Ryanair officials have already talked to Boeing about designing new planes with standing room that could cut costs as much as 20%. The firm has applied for permission to make the changes with the Irish Aviation Authority, said a source.