Ryanair’s next big idea: bigger doors on planes so people can board faster

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.thejournal.ie/ryanairs-n...es-so-people-can-board-faster-539982-Jul2012/

    RYANAIR HAS A history of floating strange ideas which never actually materialise – remember when they were going to offer standing tickets on flights?

    However it sounds like they just might be serious about this latest idea.

    The airline says it is looking at buying bespoke airplanes from a Chinese aircraft manufacturer with wider than normal doors which would allow people to enter and exit the plane in twos.
    The bigger doors would mean passengers could board and disembark faster than is currently possible, allowing for less changeover time for planes.


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    Would those "bespoke planes" also have aisles that are at least twice as wide? (or two aisles) Because otherwise I just don't see how a wider door is going to help.
     
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    Not sure they thought of that, unless they have a policy where you carry your seatmate on your back.
     
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    Do you have to pay a carry-on fee for that?
     
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    We all know the answer to that. $$$
     
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    Knowing Ryanair, they may try that. :D:rolleyes:
     
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    Certainly not. You do, however, need to pay a 'single walker convenience fee' for the added privelege of walking without a companion attached to your neck.
     

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