Friday, July 09, 2004

CAN ANYONE ON BOARD FLY A PLANE?



I made the questionable decision of booking my flight to the south of France on Sunday with Ryanair -- largely because it was less than half the price of going with BA.

Today I read in the Telegraph (registration required) that Ryanair is not only trimming the frills -- it's doing away with the buttons, stitching and most of the fabric as well.

The Telegraph says that Ryanair is looking to cut airport costs by imposing a £50 surcharge for passengers wanting to check in hold luggage.

Oh, and those cushions on the seats are quite costly as well. In fact -- are seats reallynecessary?