Michael O'Leary, controversial chief executive of budget airline Ryanair, is once again making a splash with yet another outrageous pronouncement. According to The Telegraph, O'Leary proposes to pull ten rows of seating out of Ryanair's airplanes and create "standing cabins" for passengers who don't mind standing during their entire flight in exchange for a super-cheap airfare.
There's just one catch. European air travel regulations require all airline passengers to sit in their seats, seat belts fastened, during takeoff and landing.
According to O'Leary, European buses and trains do not require seat belt use, and, therefore, airline passengers should be able to opt out, too, especially if they can fly for less.
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