Ryanair Considering Charging for the Toilet
You’re in the middle of the sky and you’ve just drank your soda and well, you gotta go. Today, we take it for granted that we can just saunter on down to the back of the plane and take care of business. Well, now someone may make big business out of taking care of business. Ryanair, to be exact, is mulling over whether or not to add a bathroom fee in-flight in the form of a coin slot on each bathroom door.
As passengers, we’ve had a lot of things taken away from us over the years. We now have to pay to check our bags, pay to have pillows and blankets, pay for snacks, and so on. But to have to pay to pee?! Really Ryanair? What next?
My name: Rachel Berg.
Favorite way to get around: By Venetian gondola during starlit high tide, gliding past decaying and slightly spooky palaces, with perhaps a bottle of prosecco placed between the gondola seat cushions.
View that took my breath away: Unable to sleep in the mystical city of Sfat in Israel, I wandered outdoors predawn and was treated to a purple-on-purple sunrise below the mountaintop that seemed to emerge feet-first through ground-level clouds.
Greatest travel lesson learned: Sunny weather isn't everything. Some of my best travel memories involve go-karting through a deluge turned mud-fest in Mexico, drinking tea in the cold Denali tundra, and watching electric thunderstorms roll through national parks out West.
Most challenging travel moment: Getting leveled by altitude sickness in Cuzco and realizing that my body was forcing me to slow down and rest despite the fact that there was so much to do and see.
Travel ambition: To see the northern lights.