Discount Airline Close to Charging Pee Fee

Skip to the loo may soon cost $1.50

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 8, 2010 1:43 AM CDT | Updated Apr 8, 2010 5:30 AM CDT

(Newser) – In the latest move to squeeze every possible penny from travelers, a discount airline is close to charging flyers a fee to use the bathroom. Europe's Ryanair is preparing to dun travelers $1.50 for each trip to the loo. The airline is working with Boeing to develop a coin-operated bathroom door release. Officials are also considering removing 2 of 3 bathrooms on some of the planes to squeeze in extra seats, reports CNN. The new push follows an announcement by Spirit airline that it will begin charging up to $45 for carry-on baggage in overhead bins.

Skies getting less friendly.
Skies getting less friendly.   (AP Photo/Paul Thomas)
A passenger jet seen after sliding off the runway, at Prestwick Airport, Glasgow, Scotland, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009. The Ryanair plane skidded on to the grass moments after landing at Prestwick Airport. No one was injured police said.
A passenger jet seen after sliding off the runway, at Prestwick Airport, Glasgow, Scotland, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009. The Ryanair plane skidded on to the grass moments after landing at Prestwick Airport....   (AP Photo)
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