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Budget airline mulls charging passengers to use toilet


Irish budget airline Ryanair is considering charging passengers to use the toilet during flights, Chief Executive Michael O’Leary said.


O’Leary said the carrier was looking at the possibility of installing coin slot on toilet doors in its planes which would only open with the insertion of a one pound coin.


"One thing we have looked at in the past, and are looking at again, is the possibility of maybe putting a coin slot on the toilet door, so that people might actually have to spend a pound to spend a penny in future," he said.


He added: "I don’t think there is anybody in history that has got on board a Ryanair aircraft with less than a pound."


It is the latest Ryanair idea to save money in the tough economic climate.


A Ryanair spokesman, Stephen McNamara, later played down the toilet charge idea. "Michael makes a lot of this stuff up as he goes along and while this has been discussed internally there are no immediate plans to introduce it," he said.



mull:動詞,考慮。例句:He’s mulling divorce. (他正考慮離婚。)

spend a pound to spend a penny:penny為英國貨幣單位「便士」,幣值小於英鎊(pound);過去英國公廁要投一便士硬幣,衍生出spend a penny「上廁所」之意。這句運用pound和penny和spend a penny的衍生義形成用字對比的句子。

go along:片語,持續進行;go along with 陪伴、贊成。例句:Everything’s going along well in this project. (這項計畫一切進行順利。)

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