Airline CEO Wants To Get Rid of Plane Seatbelts


Euro airline Ryanair’s CEO  Michael O’Leary has a dream.  A dream of selling standing-room-only tickets on his airline.  How can he make that come true!?  Get rid of the seat belts.  As O’Leary says “If there ever was a crash on an aircraft, God forbid, a seat belt won’t save you.”  Losing the seat belts is a new idea in the airline industry, but then so is an airline CEO talking casually about crashes.

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16 Comments

  1. Anthony From California

    November 10, 2012 at 1:41 am

    Didn’t Sprint Airlines got rid of seatbelts years ago…or was that roaming fees.

    • Anthony From California

      November 10, 2012 at 11:21 am

      *get

  2. AndreFromCanada

    November 10, 2012 at 5:30 am

    He looks sane. Like, sane in a Fez kind of way.

  3. treekiller

    November 10, 2012 at 5:35 am

    I would like to know how many people actually were saved by belts on planes.  I’m guessing maybe a couple at best. this opens up the option for a bar in every plane. they would quadruple their drink sales if you did not have to wait for the cart to come around. (when stewardesses existed them coming to yo was nice, now it’s a hassle)  as for standing room only not my style..

    • Greatly Fatigued

      November 10, 2012 at 8:51 pm

      @treekiller I was thinking that you could order from your seat and then the savages in the standing room only section could pass your drink along.

  4. nullzero00

    November 10, 2012 at 7:28 am

    figures it’s RyanAir – if there’s something they can charge you for, they will

  5. Ziggy Stardust

    November 10, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Are they going to hand out helmets?  People do come out of their seats from TURBULENCE you dumb cock sucker !!!

  6. whiskeyportal

    November 10, 2012 at 9:06 am

    What a moron

  7. Pockitos Gigantes

    November 10, 2012 at 9:29 am

    He looks like a nut job

  8. galactictraveler

    November 10, 2012 at 9:34 am

    If you don’t use seat belts , you’ll end up like the passengers in ” Airplane “

  9. CentaurSlayer

    November 10, 2012 at 10:06 am

    “Excuse me sir, we need you to hold this seat belt extension. Just because we don’t have seat belts anymore, doesn’t mean you still don’t deserve to be embarrassed “

  10. FLprodivider66

    November 10, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Then “How” will we get people to “please remain seated while the plane is landing”… I can only foresee complete and utter mass chaos!?? Hehe

  11. TemporalGrid

    November 10, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    First class, business class, expendable class. Expendable class is up front (but boards last).

  12. Pool Keepers Son

    November 10, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    I’d like to ride on the wing

  13. TBVickroy

    November 11, 2012 at 12:50 am

    You ever experience some real bad turbulence? You can fly right out of your seat and smack your head into the overhead bin or another Passenger. This guy is the CEO? Just asking.

  14. mascan42

    November 11, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    This is from Ryanair, the company that wanted to put pay toilets on their planes.  If a retarded idea comes out of the airline industry, it’ll usually be from them.