I've seen it all: Airline Looking to Install Coin Operated Toilets

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   Posted 4/7/2010 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   
www.cnn.com/2010/TRAVEL/04/07/ryanair.lavatory.fee/?hpt=T2 nono
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   Posted 4/7/2010 7:39 PM (GMT -6)   
It doesn't suprise me since it's based in Europe...When I went to Europe over the summer it was so frustrating having to PAY to use the bathroom....typically anywhere between 30 cents to like 3 euro in extra touristy places. I would go to reststops and need to make the choice of do I want to spend my euro on a soda or on a pee break? lol. I remember being in Venice and I almost got sick because I had to pee so bad and I couldn't find the bathroom. And then there was a shady begger woman asking for money for the toilets at a different entrance but it turns out when you got to the bathroom itself you had to pay 2 euro. Good thing I avoided the woman! Meanwhile it was so horrible my legs were shaking and I just felt so sick from holding it in so darn long! Could you imagine having to pay to use restrooms on an everyday basis here? Crazy!
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   Posted 4/7/2010 10:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I can well remember when many public toilets in the USA required a nickle or a dime.
That has since been outlawed here in the states. And businesses like Old Navy that tried to get around that law by not providing public restrooms were responsible for some states now making it illegal to refuse to allow access to their restrooms for the public in need.
If so many people weren't such slobs and pigs when using public facilities there most likely wouldn't be these defensive actions on the part of businesses.
I was a bar waitress for 9 weeks many, many, many years ago. The day started out w/clean, shiny restrooms. But when we checked the restrooms before locking up at night (early morning) they were a FILTHY mess - and the WOMEN'S restroom was ALWAYS filthier than the men's. Not just sanitary napkins and the like but also paper towels, toilet paper, unflushed toilets, etc. The women were the worst pigs of all.

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Post Edited (CrohnieToo) : 4/7/2010 9:27:34 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 4/8/2010 12:13 AM (GMT -6)   
ha- i know one airline i'm never flying!
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   Posted 4/8/2010 12:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I think it's disgusting that they are trying to do that! No-one should have to pay to go to the toilet before they go in!!
Sometimes I can barely make it to sit down on the loo before I'm pooping, let alone to have to find a few coins first!!! I would definitely be having more accidents if that was the case!!! And if they do bring paying to go to the toilet on Ryanair, I will definitely NOT be flying with them, it's a disgrace!
Michelle 40 years old
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Bowel resection 2005
medication: pentasa 500mg , Co-codomol 500mg/32mg codeine
loperamide 2mg (prn - take as many as 10-20 a day)
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   Posted 4/8/2010 5:46 AM (GMT -6)   
They almost have to charge!
Flying from N.Y. to California I couldn't believe
the people that had to go to the bathroom!
The line was 20 people long the entire flight!
I had to go only once,through proper planning.
I think we all think ahead more than normal bathroom goer.
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6-year remission after resection,and maintenance drugs.

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   Posted 4/8/2010 6:26 AM (GMT -6)   
It's nonsense, a complete rumour prPobably by someone pissed off with ryanair as they offer flights for 1pence but then purchasers get stung with charges for every thing possible. Don't always believe what you read in the news. But ryanair are a terrible airline but it's peoples' own fault. They want to pay next to nothing, what do they expect.

Either a disgruntled passenger or O'Leary (the owner) getting free publicity. As stated by him, "any publicity is good publicity". This story is old news anyways. It came out a couple of years ago and keeps seeming to resurface once a year.

A bit of fun and banter anyways

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   Posted 4/8/2010 11:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Our local station went pretty far with it and broadcast it as a "you're a peeing" airline that would be charging. I really had to laugh at that.

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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