Don’t Wear Your Seat Belts Says CEO Of Ryanair, Wants To Sell Standing Room
Seat belts are designed to save our lives. They may not be comfortable and may leave marks when you are in an accident, but you are alive. There is a man who's opinion differs from the masses. He says, it doesn't matter whether you wear them or not, if a plane goes down, you are going with it.
I watched the movie "Alive" and it seemed to me that it didn't matter who had on a seat belt, they were going hundreds of miles an hour and they were in the mountains. No one was safe. So, to an extent, I agree with that statement.
Now comes word that the boss of Ryanair says he wants to start selling seats that are standing room in the back for holiday travel. He says he would install hand rails like buses. In fact, Michael O'Leary the chief executive of budget airline Ryanair, dismissed the notion seat belts were essential, saying to Telegraph
“If there ever was a crash on an aircraft, God forbid, a seatbelt won’t save you.”
"You don't need a seatbelt on the London Underground. You don't need a seatbelt on trains which are travelling at 120mph and if they crash you're all dead..."
So now the question is, would you buy a standing room only ticket for a plane if you could get it dirt cheap? It sure would save people from the overbooking problem as of late.
I wouldn't, I'd rather sit, thank you.
According to a related article by Telegraph, the internet is on the opinion that the only reason we need seatbelts is to identify the bodies, which is a lie. The biggest reason is because people can be injured during turbulence.