Ryanair says passengers will now have to ask to use toilet

Ryanair passengers will have to ask to use the toilet when flights resume.


Ryanair has announced new safety measures which includes the rule that passengers will have to ask flight attendants permission to go to the toilet.


As the airline prepares to restart 40% of flights in July, it is looking at ways to make flying safer during the Covid-19 pandemic.


One of those measures is that queuing for toilets will be banned. Passengers must first ask a flight attendant for permission before going to the toilet.


Other measures include face coverings being worn by everyone onboard and cashless transactions.


Europe’s largest budget airline has also advised passengers to check their temperature before going to the airport. Travellers will undergo further temperature tests at the airport.


Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary, who last month argued that leaving the middle seat free to help social distancing was “idiotic”, said the airline plans to sell as many seats as possible this summer.


“The business only functions when we can sell most of the seats on most of the flights,” he told the BBC.