Yes, we know that this story has little to do with airline fees. However, when it comes to airline fees, no airline is more notorious than Ireland-based Ryanair.
Now comes word that Michael O’Leary, Chief Executive Officer of Ryanair, apparently believes that co-pilots are superfluous, as reflected in the following statement reported by CNN:
“Let’s take out the second pilot. Let the bloody computer fly it,” O’Leary told Bloomberg Businessweek, adding that a flight attendant on each flight could be trained to help land a plane if something goes wrong.
“If the pilot has an emergency, he rings the bell, he calls her in,” O’Leary told the magazine. “She could take over.”
Perhaps O’Leary could demand that Ryanair impose a flight attendant cockpit usage fee on its passengers…