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Airline CEO states that "Seatbelts are useless in an airplane crash" and advocates creating airplanes where you stand for the entire flight:

http://www.waff.com/story/20070682/airline-ceo-seatbelts-don...

JUST in case you didn't already feel enough like a sardine in a can...

(In a crash I'm sure they don't help, but during turbulance? You want Grandma standing there holding a strap?)
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(In a crash I'm sure they don't help, but during turbulance?


Are you really serious? Lots of people survive crashes and usually the ones that don't are the ones not wearing the belts. Obviously in a mid air explosion where no one survives it won't matter but that is exceptionally rare.

Rich
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Hey, who am I to argue with an AIRLINE CEO, I mean, they don't promote dumb people, right?

;->

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Oh look, it's the annual moronic statement from RyanAir CEO Michael O'Leary.

Previous statements included:
Pay toilets on Airplanes
Removing toilets from airplanes to add extra seats
complimentary oral sex on long-haul flights (when discussing a possible business-class only carrier)
Calling all passengers that show up to an airport without a printed boarding pass idiots.
asking airline regulators for permission to place just one pilot aboard his jets
Suggesting passengers can lug two bags to a parked aircraft and personally place their luggage in the aircraft hold
He would like to bring X-rated pay-per-view hotel room experience to his aircraft.

This is from the person who:
Requires Ryanair crew pay for their own training, uniforms and meals.
Staff have to use their own pens.
Banned employees from using the company's electricity to charge own mobile phones.
Charges 50 pounds to potential pilots have for the privilege of a job interview and, if they pass, a further £200 for a simulator check.
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I don't know it is an just an urban legend but supposedly in a plane crash or car accident it is much less expensive for the responsible party if you are killed instead of just seriously injured.


I wonder of that could be a consideration.
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Not so moronic when you consider all the free publicity it generated.
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Not so moronic when you consider all the free publicity it generated.

You are correct. Every time he says something like this, it seems every news outlet picks it up. They just had a short blurb on the radio and evening news about it yesterday.

The ironic thing is there is a bush cargo transportation company in Alaska called Ryan Air. (http://ats.texrus.com/) A couple of folks called in to a local morning talk show to complain about the "local" company making such statements, when it had nothing to do with them.
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