Ryanair and Other Airlines Offer April Fool's Jokes
In a press release posted to their website, Ryanair cited a survey showing that 36% of passengers had their flight "ruined" by kids and 18% would like the airline to limit the number of children allowed on a flight.
Additionally, the survey found that parents can be just as annoying:
1. 50% Parents expect "special treatment" because they have children.
2. 25% Parents allow children to annoy those in seats behind.
3. 15% Parents board late and expect others to accommodate them.
4. 10% Parents allow children to run in the aisles or kick seats.
"When it comes to children we all love our own but would clearly prefer to avoid other people's little monsters when traveling," said spokesman Stephen McNamara.
This is not the first radical idea from the low cost airline. Ryanair has made headlines for promoting paid toilets, standing room only seating, and even operating their aircraft with only one pilot.
Not to be outdone, other airlines have joined in on the April Fool's festivities. Virgin Atlantic announced they will grow fresh produce including herbs and vegetables onboard flights, specifically for Upper Class passengers. WestJet said it will start to use helium in their aircraft to make planes lighter, a move "aimed at countering the rising price of jet fuel." And Southwest Airlines announced it had discovered how to offer customers time travel.
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