Airline says passengers must ask to use the bathroom on upcoming flights


As airlines across the globe tackle plans to make travelers feel safe in a post-coronavirus world, one budget carrier is implementing a surprising strategy.

a close up of a door: Irish budget airline Ryanair announced that it will no longer allow passengers to wait in line for the bathroom on flights. Instead, they will have to ask for permission.

Ryanair, based in Dublin, announced on its website last week that it will require passengers to ask to use the lavatory on flights to prevent lines and crowding.

The decision is part of a series of changes that the airline hopes will minimize the spread of the coronavirus on board when it expands its services come July. The airline plans to return to 40% of its normal schedule and 90% of its route network starting Wednesday, July 1.


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