Irish low cost carrier Ryanair can be seen in many different ways, innovative, controversial, evil, profitable, brilliant, dastardly … but if nothing else the airline has forged its own path and certainly made a name for itself doing things other airlines only dream about or don’t dare do.
Today Ryanair has announced it that this coming October the airline will go one step further in pushing the boundaries of commercial air travel by implementing adult only flights on certain routes. Yes, you heard right … flights free of children.
Ryanair has chosen to go forward in implanting flights free of kids after a survey of 1,000 travelers revealed that half of those surveyed would pay a higher fare to fly on a child free flight. TravelMole has also published the complete breakdown of Ryanair’s survey, which you can read here – Ryanair to introduce child-free flights.
In true Ryanair fashion of throwing gasoline on the fire, TravelMole published a brilliant quote from Ryanair’s spokesman Stephen McNamara in regard to flying with children this morning, “When it comes to children we all love our own but would clearly prefer to avoid other people’s little monsters when traveling.”
It will be interesting to see how Ryanair prices the child free flights and if low cost carriers, such as Spirit Airlines in the United States follow their lead.
Happy Flying … unless you plan to fly with your kids.